# Conjugates in Algebra

In algebra, conjugates are often associated with the difference of squares formula.

How do we identify the conjugate of an expression?

What is a good example?

### Comments for Conjugates in Algebra

 Aug 12, 2011 Conjugates in Algebra by: Staff The question: How do we identify the conjugate of an expression The answer: I’m going to give you a couple of example types that come up in algebra all the time: Given: 1 + √3 The conjugate is: 1 - √3 Given: x + bi The conjugate is: x - bi In algebra, conjugates are usually associated with the difference of squares formula. The difference of squares formula states that: (a + b)(a - b) = a² - b² This idea can be applied to factoring or rationalizing the denominator. Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

 Sep 17, 2014 Definition of Conjugates NEW by: Nadia I have not seen a definition of a conjugate on any website. I see only examples to explain them. Does anyone have a written definition, not more examples?