anonymous 5 years ago (√x+3)/(√x+8)

1. myininaya

multiply?

2. anonymous

divide

3. myininaya

oh didn't see that little division bar

4. myininaya

multiply the top and bottom by the bottom's conjugate

5. myininaya

$\frac{\sqrt{x}+3}{\sqrt{x}+8}*\frac{\sqrt{x}-8}{\sqrt{x}-8}$

6. myininaya

$\frac{x-8\sqrt{x}+3\sqrt{x}-24}{x-64}$

7. myininaya

you like terms in the numerator add those up and you are done

8. myininaya

$\frac{x-5\sqrt{x}-24}{x-64}$