# SOLUTION: How would you solve these? I think you would rationalize the denominator first, is that right? These are two radical problems. {{{ 2 / (sqrt(3)-sqrt(5)) }}} {{{ 2 / sqrt(6)

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 Question 612834: How would you solve these? I think you would rationalize the denominator first, is that right? These are two radical problems. Thank you!!!!!Found 2 solutions by stanbon, Alan3354:Answer by stanbon(57410)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ------ Multiply numerator and denominator by (sqrt(3)+sqrt(5)) to get: ------- = [2(sqrt(3)+sqrt(5))]/ [3-5] ---- = -(sqrt(3)+sqrt(5)) ============================ Ratioalize the denominator of the 1st fraction: [2sqrt(6)/6] + [3/4] ------ = sqrt(6)/3 + 3/4 ----- ----- = [4sqrt(6) + 3*3]/12 ---- = [4sqrt(6)+9]/12 ======================= cheers, Stan H. Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!How would you solve these? I think you would rationalize the denominator first, is that right? These are two radical problems. --------------- There's nothing to solve, no variable. Multiply the NUM and DEN by the conjugate of the DEN = = -------------------------------------- = = =