In a paragraph, describe how to simplify each expression:

 

  1. 161/2
     
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A rational exponent is another way of expressing a radical. For example, the exponent 1/3 is equivalent to a cube root. The exponent 1/2 is equivalent to a square root. So 16^1/2 is equal to the square root of 16 which is 4.
answered Aug 3, 2012 by anonymous
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