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Freaked Hello
I have been struggling terribly with a surd problem to the point that it's beginning to hurt }:-/
I have: √3
√2(√6-√3)
The answer is given as :
(2+√2)
2
I want to multiply the denominator by itself to clear the surds, but end up with a way too complicated answer.
I realise that
(√6-√3)(√6+√3) would rationalise part of the problem, but the √2 is really giving me a hard time...Using logic I feel I want to multiply by √2(√6+√3) but can't get anywhere near the answer if I do.
Cold someone shed some light for me please ?
Thank you!
Apologies for formatting, the question and answer are fractions of course*