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

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Using the properties of radicals, the given expression, $\sqrt[5]{a^5} ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l} \sqrt[5]{(a)^5} \\\\= |a| .\end{array} We put the variable in absolute value bars since it is being raised to an odd power.