Simplifying Radical Expressions

Simplifying Radical Expressions

Author: Tom Holtzman

Teach students how to simplify radfical expressions.

A few examples and terms.

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Vocab and Terms


Source: McDougal Littell Algebra 1 Book

Rationalizing the Denominator

What does it mean?

- Since the Radical cannot be on the bottom of the fraction we have to move it to the

numerator. This will show you how...

Notice that when you multiply the denominator by the denominator, the radical sign is cancelled.

Examples to try

Simplify using product property.

Simplify using quotient property.

Rationalize the denominator.