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 7.3 - Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions - Exercise Set: 40

Answer

$x^2\sqrt{x}$

Work Step by Step

Factor the radicand (expression inside the radical sign) so that at least one factor is a square to obtain: $=\sqrt{x^4(x)} \\=\sqrt{(x^2)^2(x)}$ The principal square root is always non-negative. However, the value of $x^2$ will never be negative. Thus, $\sqrt{(x^2)^2(x)}=x^2\sqrt{x}$
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