This is my problem:

Simplify: 1/(X^1/2 + Y^1/2)

I know this should be easy, and I know that the X should go in a radical as well as the Y, but I don't fully understand the "simplify" part.... help??

- drummergirl95
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This is my problem:

Simplify: 1/(X^1/2 + Y^1/2)

I know this should be easy, and I know that the X should go in a radical as well as the Y, but I don't fully understand the "simplify" part.... help??

Simplify: 1/(X^1/2 + Y^1/2)

I know this should be easy, and I know that the X should go in a radical as well as the Y, but I don't fully understand the "simplify" part.... help??

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drummergirl95 wrote:This is my problem:

Simplify: 1/(X^1/2 + Y^1/2)

I know this should be easy, and I know that the X should go in a radical as well as the Y, but I don't fully understand the "simplify" part.... help??

if you have

then I don't think you can simplify it any further than it is already.

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