# Simplifying Radical ExpressionsPage 1

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Simplifying Radical Expressions

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## Product Property of Radicals

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Product Property of Radicals Examples

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## Rationalizing the denominator

Rationalizing the denominator means to remove any radicals from the denominator.

Ex: Simplify

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## Simplest Radical Form

No perfect nth power factors other than 1.

No fractions in the radicand.

No radicals in the denominator.

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## Adding radicals

We can only combine terms with radicals

if we have like radicals

Reverse of the Distributive Property

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Multiplying radicals - Distributive Property

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Multiplying radicals - FOIL

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Conjugates

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The product of conjugates is a rational number. Therefore, we can rationalize denominator of a fraction by multiplying by its conjugate.

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