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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 10 - Exponents and Radicals - Mid-Chapter Review - Mixed Review - Page 663: 12



Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Use the properties of radicals to simplify the given expression, $ \sqrt{(t+5)^2} .$ $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Using the properties of radicals, the expression above simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \sqrt{(t+5)^2} \\\\= t+5 .\end{array} Note that it is assumed that radicands were not formed by raising negative numbers to an even power.
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