Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.5 - Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions - Exercise Set: 36

Answer

$\sqrt 3-y$

Work Step by Step

We are told on page 442 that the conjugate of the term $(a+b)$ is the term$(a-b)$. Therefore, if $a=\sqrt 3$ and $b=y$, then the conjugate of the given expression is $a-b=\sqrt 3-y$.
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