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    Division/Simplying Question

    How does the answer "(1- √3)/(2 √2)" equal "( √2 - √6)/4"?
    I have no idea how to simploify the first answer - any help will be much appreciated, thanks!
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    Re: Division/Simplying Question

    Hey Sekonda.

    Using distributive properties and multiplying both sides by (SQRT(2)) gives:

    [SQRT(2) - SQRT(6)]/[2*SQRT(2)*SQRT(2)] = [SQRT(2) - SQRT(6)]/4.

    All I did was multiply the original expression by SQRT(2)/SQRT(2) which is the same as multiplying by 1.
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    Re: Division/Simplying Question

    Thanks!
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