## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

a.) $\sqrt[4] x$$\sqrt[4] {y^3} b.) \sqrt 3$$\sqrt a$
In rational exponents, the numerator is the power of the base and the denominator is the number of the root when changed to a radical. a.) x$^\frac{1}{4}$y$^\frac{3}{4}$=$\sqrt[4] x$$\sqrt[4] {y^3} b.) 3^\frac{1}{2}a^\frac{1}{2}=\sqrt 3$$\sqrt a$