# Multiplying and dividing radicals

This week I learned how to multiply and divide radicals using simple steps. When you divide radicals if the denominator has a square root then you have to rationalize the denominator which means that I multiply the bottom with the top and then I use the distributive property or foil to get like terms and then I collect them and get my answer. For some other dividing problems you have to use a conjugate which means that I multiply the radical at the bottom by the same one except I need to have different signs, if the expression is positive then you have to multiply it by the same numbers but instead of the plus it has to be a minus. Because then it will create one zero pair and you get the expression that you need to have at the bottom. After you get that expression you just multiply it by the top and then you get your denominator that has no radical and its simplified. In my example I used the conjugate one so their is a visual to show how you solve those expressions. And if the bottom square root can be simplified to a simpler radical then you should change it so then you can work with easy radicals. I worked smarter than harder and that ugly radical becomes an easy one.