# Math Help - simplifying radicals

how do you simplify the radical of 20/16?

any help would be greatly appreciated..

2. Originally Posted by gabet16941
how do you simplify the radical of 20/16?

any help would be greatly appreciated..
Note that $\frac{20}{16} = \frac{4 \times 5}{4^2} = \frac{2^2 \times 5}{4^2}$.

Alternatively, note that $\frac{20}{16} = \frac{5}{4} = \frac{5}{2^2}$.