Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 9 - Roots and Radicals - 9.3 - More on Simplifying Radicals - Problem Set 9.3: 12

Answer

$\sqrt{17}/2$

Work Step by Step

When taking a square root of a fraction, we take the square root of the numerator (top of the fraction) and denominator (bottom of the fraction) separately. The square root of 4 is 2, and there is no way to reduce the square root of 17, giving us an answer of $\sqrt{17}/2$
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