How do you simplify #2/sqrt(5)# ?

2 Answers
Apr 18, 2018

Answer:

#sqrt(4/5)#

Explanation:

Just turn two into the square root of four so you go from this:

#2/sqrt5#

to this:

#sqrt4/sqrt5#

Now you can put the square root infornt of them to get:

#sqrt(4/5)#

And that is pretty much it.

Apr 18, 2018

Answer:

#(2sqrt5)/5=2/5sqrt5#

Explanation:

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#rArr2/sqrt5xxsqrt5/sqrt5=(2sqrt5)/5=2/5sqrt5#