I am trying to help my daughter with this problem

2+square root of 5 over 3 - square root of 6. Please come to my rescue!

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- August 11th 2008, 07:41 AMmommyneedshelpRadical help with radicals!
I am trying to help my daughter with this problem

2+square root of 5 over 3 - square root of 6. Please come to my rescue! - August 11th 2008, 07:45 AMskeeter
have your daughter multiply numerator and denominator by

then simplify. - August 11th 2008, 07:47 AMmommyneedshelp
Not 3-square root of 6?

- August 11th 2008, 07:51 AMSimplicity
In a fraction, you do not keep a surd ( ) on the denominator so when it says to simplify the expression, your aim is to remove the surd from the denominator.

Multiply the numerator and the denominator by the conjugate of the denominator which is

Multiply all the expressions. Numerator with numerator and denominator with denominator.

- August 11th 2008, 08:31 AMmommyneedshelp
Thank you so much for your help!