How do you rationalize the denominator and simplify #6/(3+sqrt3)#?
The answer is
When rationalizing expressions where the denominators are binomials (two terms), we multiply the entire expression by the conjugate of the denominator.
The conjugate is meant to make a difference of squares when multiplied with its original expression. For example, the conjugate of
The conjugate can always be found by switching the middle sign of the denominator. Hence, the conjugate of
Let's start the rationalization process.
Hopefully this helps!