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Dividing Radicals and Rationalizing the Denominator - Problem 4

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Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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The plan of attack for simplifying the quotient of two radical expressions is to simplify each as much as possible first, simplify any coefficients (like reducing the fraction), and then rationalize the denominator. Your final result may have roots in the top, but your denominator should be rational only (meaning no roots.)

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