Folks, we have ourselves a quotient here! The denominator has two terms and contains a radical, which is exactly what we were looking for. To rationalize this denominator, we need to multiply the numerator and denominator by the conjugate of the denominator. The conjugate of the denominator is . Here we go: Since the denominator is only a number now and a shell of its former self, we can break up the fraction: . That broke up quicker and easier than your AT&T cell phone connection. |