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Homework Help: Sqrt(xy)/y simplification?

  1. Feb 18, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I just had a simplification question. How is (sqrt(xy))/y the same thing as sqrt(x/y)??

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I don't see how you can get that. I tried square rooting the top and bottom, but I don't think that gets you anywhere...
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  3. Feb 18, 2016 #2


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    If y > 0, then ##\ y=\sqrt{y^2}\ .\ ## Right ?
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