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Unformatted text preview: 2 3 = ⋅ 2 2 3 9 6 = ⋅ 3 3 3 3 = ⋅ ⋅ 2 2 2 3 2 6 = ⋅ 3 3 3 3 9 3 6 = 3 3 27 3 6 = 3 3 6 3 3 3 2 Rationalizing the Denominator Example: MartinGay, Beginning Algebra, 5ed 7 Many rational quotients have a sum or difference of terms in a denominator, rather than a single radical. In that case, we need to multiply by the conjugate of the numerator or denominator (which ever one we are rationalizing). The conjugate uses the same terms, but the opposite operation (+ or ). Conjugates MartinGay, Beginning Algebra, 5ed 8 Rationalize the denominator. 3 2 2 3 + + =⋅ + ⋅+⋅ =⋅ 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 =+3 2 3 2 2 2 3 6 =+1 3 2 2 2 3 6 3 2 2 2 3 6 ++Rationalizing the Denominator Example:...
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2009 for the course MAC 1103 taught by Professor Prescott during the Spring '09 term at PascoHernando Community College.
 Spring '09
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 Algebra, Radicals, Real Numbers, Product Rule

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