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Simplifying Radical Expressions - Problem 6

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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

In math, squaring something means multiplying it by itself. The inverse operation of squaring is taking a square root. The same can be said for cubing a number (multiplying it by itself three times) and taking a cube root. Here we look at the notation of roots, including the placement of a negative sign and how that affects your root, as well as taking the square root of a perfect square.

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