## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

Consider the following example: $$\frac{\sqrt{48}}{\sqrt{3}}\\ \frac{2^2\sqrt{3}}{\sqrt{3}}\\ 4$$ Here, we see that we started with two irrational numbers, one in the numerator and one in the denominator, but the result is not an irrational number.