# Radical in the denominator?

Is there any way I can get a general complex number to display with the radical in the denominator, rather than having it rationalized? For example (1+i)/sqrt(2).

Radical in the denominator?

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With the patches recently merged to Sage 4.6.alpha3, you can do this:

```
sage: sqrt(2).power(-1, hold=True)*(1+i)
(I + 1)/sqrt(2)
```

If you want to try it out before the release, you can find the new alpha here:

http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/release/sage-4.6.alpha3/sage-4.6.alpha3.tar

or you can upgrade with

```
./sage -upgrade http://sage.math.washington.edu/home/release/sage-4.6.alpha3/
```

If I understand correctly what you're saying, that would allow me to specifically enter a number in that form, and keep that specific number from being changed before being displayed, right? But what I'm looking for is a more general "form" ... simplify_??? ... Does that make any sense?

Mike, if you have the time, could you give us information about your build problem with 4.6.alpha3 on the sage-release mailing list ( http://groups.google.com/group/sage-release )?

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2010-10-10 06:00:07 -0500
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Last updated: **Oct 10 '10**

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