# Simplifying a fraction as a surd?

1. May 10, 2007

### grscott_2000

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?

2. May 10, 2007

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
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?)