Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Chapter Review - Page 476: 34



Work Step by Step

You have the expression ($a^{1/2}$$)^{1/2}$.you have to simplify the expression: $a^{1/2*1/2}$ -multiply the exponents because you are raising a power to a power- =$a^{1/4}$ Thus, we see that 1/4 is the correct answer.
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