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Simplifying Radicals using Rational Exponents - Problem 3

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Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

Any expression with a radical, or root, can be re-written in exponential form where the exponent will be rational, or a fraction. The exponent rule that defines fractional exponents is critical- be very precise with which part of the exponent goes where. Once you're fluid with turning a root into fractional form, you'll be ready to do more advanced fractional exponent work, like embedded roots or solving exponential equations.

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