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Simplifying Radical Expressions - Problem 9

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Any kind of root, or radical expression, can be written in exponential form by turning the root into a fractional exponent. The index becomes the bottom of the fractional exponent, and any exponent on the term inside the root (that is, any exponent on the radicand) becomes the top of the fractional exponent. Use exponent rules to simplify, if possible.

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