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    [SOLVED] simplifying square roots



    I've been trying for 20 mins =/ 3 and 5 can't be broken down, do i just multiply them?
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    Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

    Multiply the fraction with \frac{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}
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    Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

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    I've been trying for 20 mins =/ 3 and 5 can't be broken down, do i just multiply them?
    You can obtain an integer in the denominator position by multiplying by

    1=\frac{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}
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    Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

    Got it. Thanks guys!
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    Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

    You're welcome!
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