## anonymous 5 years ago simplify the following expression...

1. anonymous

$(25/9)^{1/2}$

2. anonymous

it's suposed to be 25 over 9 and 1 over 2

3. anonymous

So it's written in the form you gave correct?

4. anonymous

that's the same as which is the same thing as $\sqrt{25}/\sqrt{9}$

5. anonymous

1/2 exponent means a square root. So square root of 25 over square root of 9

6. anonymous

yes it is written in that form, i just didn't know if there was a way to have it clearly over the other number.

7. anonymous

so 5/3

8. anonymous

okk so that's the answer they are looking for? I thought it could be something like that, but wasn't sure how the 1/2 came into play

9. anonymous

Like everyone said, the power of 1/2 is the same as a square root. So yes. :)

10. anonymous

okk. Thanks everyone :)