Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 7 - Section 7.2 - Rational Exponents - Exercise Set: 70

Answer

$16x$

Work Step by Step

Use the rule $(ab)^m= a^{m}b^{m}$ to obtain: $=2^4(x^{\frac{1}{4}})^4 \\=2(2)(2)(2)(x^{\frac{1}{4}})^4 \\=16(x^{\frac{1}{4}})^4$ Use the rule $(a^{m})^n = a^{mn}$ to obtain: $=16x^{\frac{1}{4} \cdot 4} \\=16x$
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