# How do you rationalize the denominator and simplify #5/sqrt5#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 18, 2016

The answer is

#### Explanation:

To rationalize a fraction where the denominator is a surd, you must multiply both the numerator and the denominator by the surd denominator of the original fraction.

So

its value the same as

This gives you

which is

and this simplifies to