# How do you rationalize the denominator and simplify #5/(sqrt3-1)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

We can simplify this fraction by using a clever use of the number 1 and also by keeping in mind that something in the form of:

Starting with the original:

We can now multiply by 1 and not change the value of the fraction:

and we can now pick a value of 1 that will suit our purposes. We have something in the form of

which gets us:

simplifying: