## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

${1/4}$
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.