# Simplify (root3(24)-root3(81))/(sqrt32xxsqrt(2xxroot3(9))?

$- \frac{1}{8}$

#### Explanation:

Let's work this by breaking down the different terms and see where we end up.

(root3(24)-root3(81))/(sqrt32xxsqrt(2xxroot3(9))

I'll work through the cube roots in the numerator and the roots in the denominator:

First thing I'll do is break down the numbers within the roots to find the cube/square inside the root sign, which will allow us to simplify them. I'm also going to distribute the square root across the $\sqrt{2 \sqrt{9}}$ to make that easier to work with.

(root3(8xx3)-root3(27xx3))/(sqrt(16xx2)xxsqrt(2xxroot3(9))

(root3(2^3xx3)-root3(3^3xx3))/(sqrt(4^2xx2)xxsqrt(2)xxsqrt(root3(9))

$\frac{2 \sqrt{3} - 3 \sqrt{3}}{4 \sqrt{2} \times \sqrt{2} \times \sqrt{{3}^{2}}}$

The numerator is now ready for a subtraction and have a single term up top. I can regroup the denominator to perform multiplication.

I'm also going to evaluate the $\sqrt{{3}^{2}}$ term by doing the following (I'll work this side bit in red - and I'll start it from the start of the question so you see the entire progression of work):

color(red)sqrt((root3(9)))=color(red)((9^(1/3))^(1/2))=color(red)(9^(1/3xx1/2))=color(red)(9^(1/6))=color(red)((3^2)^(1/6))=color(red)(3^(2xx1/6))=color(red)(3^(2/6))=color(red)(3^(1/3))=color(red)(root3(3)

$\frac{- \sqrt{3}}{\left(4 \sqrt{2} \sqrt{2}\right) \times \left(\sqrt{3}\right)}$

(-root3(3))/(4(2)xxroot3(3)

And here's what we were waiting for (it actually set itself up last step but I wanted to clean things up first before dealing with the cancellation here)

(-cancelroot3(3))/(8xxcancelroot3(3)

$- \frac{1}{8}$