Past Papers’ Solutions | Edexcel | AS & A level | Mathematics | Core Mathematics 1 (C1-6663/01) | Year 2008 | January | Q#3

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Question

Simplify

Giving your answer in the form , where a and b are integers.

Solution

We are given;

If we need a rational number in the denominator of a fraction, we need to follow procedure of  “denominator rationalization” as given below.

ü If the denominator is of the form  then multiply both numerator and denominator by .

ü If the denominator is of the form  then multiply both numerator and denominator by  .

ü If the denominator is of the form  then multiply both numerator and denominator by  .

We have algebraic formula;

Since ;

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