# Math Help - Can I get help with this fraction..

1. ## Can I get help with this fraction..

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

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

Thanks
Jason

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

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.)

3. Thank you, that explaination helped a lot!