# Square Roots and Radicals 15

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In Square Roots and Radicals Part 15, you'll learn how to divide with square roots using the quotient rule and how to simplify the denominator by rationalizing it. This lesson covers examples of dividing square roots and how to simplify fractions with square roots in the denominator. You'll also learn the trick of multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same square root in order to create an equivalent fraction and how this helps to rationalize the denominator.

Lesson Description:

Square Roots and Radicals Part 15 covers dividing with square roots using the quotient rule. Explains rationalizing the denominator for monomials with square roots in the denominator.

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This lesson is dedicated to division of radicals. Another way of thinking of this is just taking the square root of a fraction. This turns out to follow rather easily from the previous lessons and is not much of a jump at all. This ends up leading into the idea of rationalizing the denominator of a fraction by changing radicals in the denominator into whole numbers by multiplying by the radical part in the numerator and denominator. This is a very critical lesson that can sometimes be confusing to students.