Surds: Which way round does a surd answer go. Read for more info

Hi Guys,

I am stuck deciding which way to put a surd answer.

For Example: ("/" represents surds symbol)

The Surd: /24

Simplified, is it 4/6 or 6/4??

and how can you know which way to put it?

Re: Surds: Which way round does a surd answer go. Read for more info

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**Danthemaths** Hi Guys,

I am stuck deciding which way to put a surd answer.

For Example: ("/" represents surds symbol)

The Surd: /24

Simplified, is it 4/6 or 6/4??

and how can you know which way to put it?

do you mean $\displaystyle \sqrt{24}$??

it can be written as $\displaystyle \sqrt{2 \times 2 \times 2\times 3} = 2\sqrt{6}$

Re: Surds: Which way round does a surd answer go. Read for more info

i know but with the answer I had wrote was: 4_/6 but can it be written as: 6_/4??

and how do you do those surd symbols?