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### High School Mathematics2.57 Rationalizing Radicals Using its Conjugate

 If the product of two mixed surds a + Öb and a - Öb, where a and b are rational numbers is a rational number. then a + Öb and a - Öb are called conjugate radicals. Example: Rationalize 8 + 3Ö5 using its conjugate. Solution: The conjugate of 8 + 3Ö5 is 8 - 3Ö5 Therefore, rationalising factor of 8 + 3Ö5 is 8 - 3Ö5 Rationalising 8 + 3Ö5 with its conjugate, we get (8 + 3Ö5)(8 - 3Ö5) = 64 - 9*5 = 64 - 45 = 19 Directions: Solve the following problems. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
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