## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

a.) 4$^\frac{1}{5}$x$^\frac{2}{5}$ b.) (7ab)$^\frac{1}{2}$
In rational exponents, the denominator translates to the root of the base and the numerator translates to the power of the base. a.)$\sqrt[5] {4x^2}$=4$^\frac{1}{5}$x$^\frac{2}{5}$ b.) $\sqrt {7ab}$=(7ab)$^\frac{1}{2}$