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July 26th, 2019, 02:09 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2019 From: south africa Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Simplify Surds
Hi I have to simplify this square root fraction: 10/√5 + √20 The answer is 4√5, but I do not get to that answer. Please help. 
July 26th, 2019, 06:04 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2019 From: USA Posts: 376 Thanks: 202 
Try rewriting $\displaystyle \sqrt{20}$ as $\displaystyle \frac{\sqrt{20}\sqrt{5}}{\sqrt{5}}$ so you can add the fractions, and see if that helps.

July 26th, 2019, 09:30 AM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 21,105 Thanks: 2324 
10/√5 = 2 × 5/√5 = 2√5 = √20

July 26th, 2019, 02:39 PM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,852 Thanks: 743 
Also $\sqrt{20}=2\sqrt{5}$


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