Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.5 - Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions - 7.5 Exercises: 54

Answer

$\dfrac{\sqrt{30}}{3}$

Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ To rationalize the given radical expression, $ \sqrt{\dfrac{10}{3}} ,$ multiply both the numerator and the denominator by an expression that will make the denominator a perfect power of the index. $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Multiplying the radicand by an expression equal to $1$ which will make the denominator a perfect power of the index results to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \sqrt{\dfrac{10}{3}\cdot\dfrac{3}{3}} \\\\= \sqrt{\dfrac{30}{(3)^2}} .\end{array} Using the Quotient Rule of radicals which is given by $\sqrt[n]{\dfrac{x}{y}}=\dfrac{\sqrt[n]{x}}{\sqrt[n]{y}}{},$ the expression above is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{\sqrt{30}}{\sqrt{(3)^2}} \\\\= \dfrac{\sqrt{30}}{3} .\end{array}
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