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Simplifying Radical Expressions

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Product Property of Radicals Examples

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Examples:

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Examples:

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

Ex: Simplify

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No perfect nth power factors other than 1.

No fractions in the radicand.

No radicals in the denominator.

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Examples:

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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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- Product Property of Radicals
- Quotient Property of Radicals
- Rationalizing the denominator
- Simplest Radical Form
- Adding radicals

- Factoring Polynomials
- Function Transformations Unit
- Factoring Polynomials
- Simplifying Expressions
- Real Numbers
- Heart of Algebra
- Quadratic Functions

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