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Find the following assuming that a can represent any real number
\[\sqrt[4]{(5a)}^{4}\]
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Find the following assuming that a can represent any real number \[\sqrt[4]{(5a)}^{4}\]
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gandalfwizBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
5a, because ur taking the 4 root of something to the fourth power
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mathtardBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so why would it be 5a?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
radicals are to exponents as division is to multiplication.
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So if you take the 4th root of something to the 4th power you will get what you started with (except with even roots you have to slap an absolute value on it)
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mathtardBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so I don't understand what the lines represent on the sides of the answer?
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mathtardBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so the 4's basically cancel eachother out?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you have the same power as you have index on your radical it cancels out the exponent.
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mathtardBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok I think I understand. at least better. But what are the lines on each side for?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's a nit picky detail.
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
  is the absolute value operator.
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