Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 10 - Section 10.5 - Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 717: 8



Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{5}{\sqrt{27a}}$ Multiply the fraction by $\dfrac{\sqrt{27a}}{\sqrt{27a}}$: $\dfrac{5}{\sqrt{27a}}=\dfrac{5}{\sqrt{27a}}\cdot\dfrac{\sqrt{27a}}{\sqrt{27a}}=\dfrac{5\sqrt{27a}}{\sqrt{(27a)^{2}}}=\dfrac{5\sqrt{27a}}{27a}=...$ Rewrite the expression as $\dfrac{5\sqrt{9\cdot3\cdot a}}{27a}$ and simplify: $...=\dfrac{5(3)\sqrt{3a}}{27a}=\dfrac{5\sqrt{3a}}{9a}$
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