Say we have an expression like


How do we get from the left hand side, to the right hand side? If we simplify the square root



$$\frac{\sqrt{k}}{\sqrt{g}}\times \frac{1}{k}=\frac{\sqrt{k}}{k\sqrt{g}}$$

Then multiply through by $\sqrt{k}$ and cancel out $k$?


Is that correct?

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, that’s right. $\endgroup$ – KM101 Nov 5 '18 at 15:29

$$\frac{\sqrt{\frac{k}{g}}}{k}=\frac{\sqrt \frac kg}{\sqrt\frac{k^2}{1}}=\sqrt\frac{k \over g}{k^2 \over 1}=\sqrt\frac{k}{gk^2}=\sqrt\frac{1}{gk}={\sqrt{1} \over \sqrt{gk}}={1 \over \sqrt{gk}}$$


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