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    Simplify!

    Is there any way to eliminate, destroy, decimate, ect. the radical from the denominator?

    1 over \frac{3x^2/5}{5^2/5} Those numbers are the 2/5 power, not the whole thing squared divided by 5.

    I came up with \frac{5}{3x} * \frac{3x^3}{125} to the 1/5 power.
    All of the second fraction is to the 1/5 exponential power.

    That, however, does not solve my problem.

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthbetold View Post
    Is there any way to eliminate, destroy, decimate, ect. the radical from the denominator?

    1 over \frac{3x^2/5}{5^2/5} Those numbers are the 2/5 power, not the whole thing squared divided by 5.

    I came up with \frac{5}{3x} * \frac{3x^3}{125} to the 1/5 power.
    All of the second fraction is to the 1/5 exponential power.

    That, however, does not solve my problem.

    Thank you!
    retype, keeping the power you desire in {}

    that is, type 5^{2/5} to get 5^{2/5}

    or maybe typing 5^{\frac 25} to yield 5^{\frac 25} suits your fancy
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    One thing you can do is multiply top and bottom by 5^{3/5}. This seems so simple that I am sure it can't be what you are looking for but I thought I'd better post it anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerigar View Post
    One thing you can do is multiply top and bottom by 5^{3/5}. This seems so simple that I am sure it can't be what you are looking for but I thought I'd better post it anyway
    That's the way to do it!

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