# Thread: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

1. ## [SOLVED] simplifying square roots

I've been trying for 20 mins =/ 3 and 5 can't be broken down, do i just multiply them?

2. ## Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

Multiply the fraction with $\frac{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}$

3. ## Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

Originally Posted by YassAttack

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

$1=\frac{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}{\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{5}}$

4. ## Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

Got it. Thanks guys!

5. ## Re: Need step by step help with simplifying square roots

You're welcome!