Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 10 - Radical Expressions and Equations - 10-2 Simplifying Radicals - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 61

Answer

$\frac{-2\sqrt a^3}{a^3}$

Work Step by Step

Rationalize the denominator by multiplying $\sqrt a^3$ to the numerator and denominator. $\frac{-2}{\sqrt a^3}\times\frac{\sqrt a^3}{\sqrt a^3}$ Simplify $\frac{-2\sqrt a^3}{a^3}$ Answer: $\frac{-2\sqrt a^3}{a^3}$
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