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If n is positive, which of the following is equal to \(\frac{1}{\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n}}\)

A. 1

B. \(\sqrt{2n+1}\)

C. \(\frac{\sqrt{n+1}}{\sqrt{n}}\)

D. \(\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n}\)

E. \(\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n}\)

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just multiple numerator and denominator with sqrt(n+1)+sqrt(n)

E it is..
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cant that be smiplified to and hence be answer A ?

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just multiple numerator and denominator with sqrt(n+1)+sqrt(n)

E it is..


agree with E, same approach
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cant that be smiplified to and hence be answer A ?

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A also works for me.

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cant that be smiplified to and hence be answer A ?

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A also works for me.

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If n is positive, which of the following is equal to \(\frac{1}{\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n}}\)

A. 1

B. \(\sqrt{2n+1}\)

C. \(\frac{\sqrt{n+1}}{\sqrt{n}}\)

D. \(\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n}\)

E. \(\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n}\)

This question is dealing with rationalisation of a fraction. Rationalisation is performed to eliminate irrational expression in the denominator. For this particular case we can do this by applying the following rule: \((a-b)(a+b)=a^2-b^2\).

Multiple both numerator and denominator by \(\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n}\): \(\frac{\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n}}{(\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n})(\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n})}=\frac{\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n}}{(\sqrt{n+1})^2-(\sqrt{n})^2)}=\frac{\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n}}{n+1-n}=\sqrt{n+1}+\sqrt{n}\).

Answer: E.

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