Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter P - Section P.3 - Radicals and Rational Exponents - Exercise Set: 60

Answer

The root is not a real number.

Work Step by Step

When the index of a radical is even, the radicand is not allowed to be negative since its root is not a real number. The given radical has an index of 4, which is even, and a negative radicand. Thus, the root of the given radical is not a real number.
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