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Simplifying a fraction as a surd?

  1. May 10, 2007 #1
    Simplifying a fraction as a surd??

    If I have a rather large fraction such as 115/36 there is no obvious way of cancelling this, but is there a way of expressing it as a surd?
     
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  3. May 10, 2007 #2

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    What do you mean by "expressing it as a surd"? Writing either numerator or denominator as a square root of yet a larger number would hardly strike me as "simplifying". (And do you really consider 115/36 as a "large fraction"? How about writing it as 3 and 7/36?)
     
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