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If $$pq \neq 0$$, and $$\frac{1}{p}=\sqrt{q}$$, what is the value of $$p$$?

A. $$q$$

B. $$\sqrt{q}$$

C. $$\frac{\sqrt{q}}{q}$$

D. $$\frac{1}{q}$$

E. $$\frac{1}{q^2}$$

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$$\frac{1}{p}$$=$$\sqrt{q}$$

$$\frac{1}{\sqrt{q}}$$=p

Now, we rationalise the denominator
$$\frac{√q}{\sqrt{q}}$$·$$\frac{1}{\sqrt{q}}$$=p

$$\frac{√q}{q}$$=p
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Solution

Given:
• pq ≠ 0
• $$\frac{1}{p} = √q$$

To find:
• The value of p

Approach and Working:
• We have, $$\frac{1}{p} = √q$$
• Reciprocal gives, $$p = \frac{1}{√q}$$
• Now, multiplying the numerator and denominator of RHS gives, $$p = \frac{√q}{q}$$

Hence, the correct answer is Option C

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