Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 3 - Exponents, Polynomials and Functions - Chapter Review Exercises: 11

Answer

a.) $\sqrt[4] x$$\sqrt[4] {y^3}$ b.) $\sqrt 3$$\sqrt a$

Work Step by Step

In rational exponents, the numerator is the power of the base and the denominator is the number of the root when changed to a radical. a.) x$^\frac{1}{4}$y$^\frac{3}{4}$=$\sqrt[4] x$$\sqrt[4] {y^3}$ b.) 3$^\frac{1}{2}$a$^\frac{1}{2}$=$\sqrt 3$$\sqrt a$
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