How do you simplify #(6sqrt5)/(5sqrt3)#?
Let's first talk about what it is about this fraction that needs simplification. When we divide by an integer (so a number such as 2 or -4), we are dividing by something that is definite and certain. When we divide by an irrational number (such as a square root), we are now dividing by something that as neat and tidy as it was by dividing by an integer.
So by "simplify", the question is really asking you to get rid of the
Simplification questions often use creative forms of the number 1. Remember that 1 = anything/that same anything. So using the appropriate "anything" is the key.
But we can't simply multiply the denominator by
Dividing the denominator 3 into the numerator 6 gives