# How do you rationalize the denominator and simplify #1/(1-8sqrt2)#?

##### 2 Answers

I believe this should be simplified as

#### Explanation:

To rationalize the denominator, you must multiply the term that has the

This will give:

The negative cam also be moved to the top, for:

#### Explanation:

Multiply the numerator and the denominator by the surd (to undo the surd) and the negative of the extra value.

Expand brackets. Use the FOIL rule for the denominator.

You could simplify further by taking the negative of the denominator and apply it to the numerator.