Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32193-104-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32193-104-7

Appendix A - Review - A.8 Solving Equations - A.8 Assess Your Understanding - Page A70: 4


a. $x$ b. $|x-3|$

Work Step by Step

By using the facts that $\sqrt[n]{a^n}=a$ if $n$ is odd and $\sqrt[n]{a^n}=|a|$ if $n$ is even, we have: (a) Since $3$ is odd, then $\sqrt[3]{x^3}=x$ (b) Since $4$ is even, then $(\sqrt[4]{x-3})^4=|x-3|$
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