College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter R - Section R.8 - nth Roots; Rational Exponents - R.8 Assess Your Understanding: 7

Answer

(c) is the best definition

Work Step by Step

The statement (c): "Radical expressions that have the same index and the same radicand" is the best definition of like radicals, because both the radical and the radicand (e.g. both $n$ and $a$ in $\sqrt[n]{a}$) need to be the same for the overall value to be equivalent.
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