## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Use the properties of radicals to simplify the given expression, $\sqrt[5]{x^5} .$ $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Using $\sqrt[n]{x^n}=|x|$ if $n$ is even and $\sqrt[n]{x^n}=x$ if $n$ is odd, then \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \sqrt[5]{x^5} \\\\= x .\end{array}