**RATIONALIZATION**

**It is customary that we do not leave radicals in denominators.**

We multiple the fraction by a form of one to remove the radical from the denominator.

Remember multiplying a number by one or a form of one does not change the number's value.

Here is an example of rationalization:

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**If we were to change
to exponential form (5/4**^{1/3})

(5/4^{1/3})(4^{2/3}/4^{2/3}) =

5(4^{2/3})/4^{1/3 + 2/3} =

5(16^{1/3})/4^{3/3} =

5(8^{1/3}2^{1/3})/4 =

10(2^{1/3})/4 =

5(2^{1/3})/2 =

There is another form of problem that require rationalization. This is a problem such as
This is solve by multiplying the fraction by the denominator's conjugate
in the form of one. That is

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