# How do you simplify #14 /(sqrt5 + sqrt3)#?

##### 1 Answer

This is completely simplified if you want to combine radicals. However, we can simplify further by **rationalizing** the denomiator.

#### Explanation:

To rationalize the denomiator, we must multiply the entire expression by the conjugate of the denominator. The conjugate forms a difference of squares with the denominator so to cancel out the radicals.

The conjugate would be

The answer is

Hopefully this helps!