Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 11 - Additional Topics - 11.3 - Fractional Exponents - Problem Set 11.3 - Page 489: 12


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There is no real solution to this question. After all, when taking an even nth root (the square root, fourth root, sixth root, etc.), it cannot be negative. After all, since you cannot multiply any number by itself an even number of times (in this case, four times), to get a negative number, it does not make sense to take an even nth root of a negative number.
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