# Simplifying radicals

**Question description**

simplify and compare equivalent expressions written both in radical form and with rational (fractional) exponents. Find the rational exponent problems assigned to you in the table below.

•Simplify each expression using the rules of exponents and examine the steps you are taking.

• Incorporate the following five math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing the thought behind your math work.):

o Principal root

o Product rule

o Quotient rule

o Reciprocal

o nth root

Page 576 question #78.

Simplify each expression. Write your answers with positive exponents. Assume that all variables represent positive real numbers.

(4^16)^1/2

Page 576 question #70

Simplifying Expressions Involving Variables

__A^1/2__

A^2

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