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Mathwords: Radical Rules

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Radical Rules Root Rules nth Root Rules
Algebra rules for nth roots are listed below. Radical expressions can be rewritten using exponents, so the rules below are a subset of the exponent rules.

For all of the following, n is an integer and n ! 2.

Definitions 1. if both b ! 0 and bn = a. . . .

Examples because 23 = 8.

2. If n is odd then 3. If n is even then 4. If a ! 0 then

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Distributing (a ! 0 and b ! 0) 1. 2. (b " 0) ( multiplied (m ! 0)

Examples

3. by itself n times equals a) 4.

Rationalizing the Denominator (a > 0, b > 0, c > 0)

Examples

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