## anonymous 5 years ago Rationalizing denominators- please walk me through the steps to solve this problem--

1. anonymous

$8\sqrt{2}/\sqrt{3}$

2. anonymous

the slash line is equivalent to a fraction line

3. anonymous

multiply the fraction by - sqrt3/-sqrt3 that is $\sqrt{3} / \sqrt{3}$ that gives you $8 \sqrt{6} /3$

4. anonymous

got it. now final one is 8 over 3+$\sqrt{7}$

5. anonymous

do I multiply 8 by 3 and sqrt 7? and if so, what do I keep as denom?

6. anonymous

no the final answer is 8 multiplied by square root of 6 the whole thing over 3 my answer is the final answer because you are multiplying by root 3 / root3 which is 1 that does not change the value of the fraction so the answer i typed is the final answer

7. anonymous

where did you get sqrt 7 from ?

8. anonymous

that is not the answr, that is part of the problem: the problem is 8 OVER 3 PLUS sqrt7. haha sorry about that!

9. anonymous

let me know what answer you came up with

10. anonymous

hello?