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    Can I get help with this fraction..

    {1} divided by\frac{\sqrt2}{2}

    Is the answer \frac{2}{\sqrt2}?

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    \frac{1}{\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}} = \frac{2}{\sqrt{2}}

    which can be rationalized (removing the radical from the denominator) by multiplying the numerator and denominator by \sqrt{2}:

    \frac{2}{\sqrt{2}} \times \frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sqrt{2}} = \frac{2 \sqrt{2}}{2}.

    (The rationalizing of the denominator may or may not be necessary, depending on your teacher, the answer in the back of the book, etc.)
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    Thank you, that explaination helped a lot!
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