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Surd Problem

  1. Feb 26, 2005 #1
    HELP!!!!! PLease cna someone explain how to do this quck please?!!

    ----- + (root3+1)squared
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 26, 2005 #2
    What are you trying to find?
  4. Feb 27, 2005 #3
    is I believe what he was trying to get the answer to.

    EDIT: Bah, read below...
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2005
  5. Feb 27, 2005 #4
    I got [tex]\frac{5}{2}\sqrt{3}+\frac{7}{2}[/tex]
  6. Feb 27, 2005 #5
    What? Wait... d'oh! I forgot to divide the other half of the expression by [tex]\sqrt{3}-1[/tex]... Seems like the whole thing doesn't work now...

    Then you have to go about it like so:


    Which is far more correct...
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