Algebra II : Radicals as Exponents

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Radicals

Simplify:   

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The fractional exponent represents the fourth root of the given number.

Evaluate .

Evaluate .

Rewrite the fractions.

The answer is:  

Example Question #62 : Radicals

Rewrite the following expression as a radical:  

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The denominator of the exponent represents the root and the numerator represents the power of what the radical is raised to.

We can also separate the powers using the product rule of exponents.

Rewrite the expression as follows:

Note that the powers in the product can also be interchanged.

Either answer provided is correct.

The answer is:  

Example Question #63 : Radicals

Rewrite the radical as an exponent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to rewrite a radical as an exponent, the number in the radical that indicates the root, gets written as a fractional exponent as shown below:

In this case, we are done because there are no further simplification steps.

Example Question #64 : Radicals

Express in simplified radical form

Possible Answers:

None of these

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Converting to radicals

Factoring:

Simplifying:

Example Question #65 : Radicals

Rewrite the following radical as an exponent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to rewrite a radical as an exponent, the number in the radical that indicates the root, gets written as a fractional exponent. Distribute the exponent to the term by multiplying it by the exponent of the term as shown below:

From this point simplify the exponent accordingly:

Example Question #66 : Radicals

Rewrite the following radical as an exponent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to rewrite a radical as an exponent, the number in the radical that indicates the root, gets written as a fractional exponent. Distribute the exponent to both terms by multiplying it by the exponents of each term as shown below:

From this point simplify the exponents accordingly:

Example Question #67 : Radicals

Rewrite the following radical as an exponent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to rewrite a radical as an exponent, the number in the radical that indicates the root, gets written as a fractional exponent. Distribute the exponent to both terms by multiplying it by the exponents of each term as shown below:

From this point simplify the exponents accordingly:

Example Question #68 : Radicals

Rewrite the following radical as an exponent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to rewrite a radical as an exponent, the number in the radical that indicates the root, gets written as a fractional exponent. Distribute the exponent to all terms by multiplying it by the exponents of each term as shown below:

From this point simplify the exponents accordingly:

Example Question #69 : Radicals

Rewrite the following radical as an exponent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to rewrite a radical as an exponent, the number in the radical that indicates the root, gets written as a fractional exponent. Distribute the exponent to all terms by multiplying it by the exponents of each term as shown below:

From this point simplify the exponents accordingly:

Example Question #71 : Understanding Radicals

Rewrite the following radical as an exponent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to rewrite a radical as an exponent, the number in the radical that indicates the root, gets written as a fractional exponent. Distribute the exponent to both terms by multiplying it by the exponents of each term as shown below:

From this point simplify the exponents accordingly:

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