2. Rationtinalise the denominator of 1/root 9 + 2root 2 ​

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Rationtinalise the denominator of 1/root 9 + 2root 2 ​

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    2021-09-09T23:28:25+00:00

    Step-by-step explanation:

    1. Multiply Both Top and Bottom by a Root

    Sometimes we can just multiply both top and bottom by a root:

    Example: 1 divide root 2 has an Irrational Denominator. Let’s fix it.

    Multiply top and bottom by the square root of 2, because: √2 × √2 = 2:

    rationalized

    Now the denominator has a rational number (=2). Done!

    Note: It is ok to have an irrational number in the top (numerator) of a fraction.

    2. Multiply Both Top and Bottom by the Conjugate

    There is another special way to move a square root from the bottom of a fraction to the top … we multiply both top and bottom by the conjugate of the denominator.

    The conjugate is where we change the sign in the middle of two terms:

    Example Expression Its Conjugate

    x2 − 3 x2 + 3

    Another Example Its Conjugate

    a + b3 a − b3

    It works because when we multiply something by its conjugate we get squares like this:

    (a+b)(a−b) = a2 − b2

    Here is how to do it:

    Example: here is a fraction with an “irrational denominator”:

    13−√2

    How can we move the square root of 2 to the top?

    We can multiply both top and bottom by 3+√2 (the conjugate of 3−√2), which won’t change the value of the fraction:

    13−√2 × 3+√23+√2 = 3+√232−(√2)2 = 3+√27

    (Did you see that we used (a+b)(a−b) = a2 − b2 in the denominator?)

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    2021-09-09T23:28:30+00:00

    Answer:

    Rationtinalise the denominator of 1/root 9 + 2root 2

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