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mathtard
 4 years ago
Find the following assuming that a can represent any real number
\[\sqrt[4]{(5a)}^{4}\]
mathtard
 4 years ago
Find the following assuming that a can represent any real number \[\sqrt[4]{(5a)}^{4}\]

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gandalfwiz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05a, because ur taking the 4 root of something to the fourth power

mathtard
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so why would it be 5a?

polpak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1radicals are to exponents as division is to multiplication.

polpak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So 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)

mathtard
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so I don't understand what the lines represent on the sides of the answer?

mathtard
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the 4's basically cancel eachother out?

polpak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you have the same power as you have index on your radical it cancels out the exponent.

mathtard
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok I think I understand. at least better. But what are the lines on each side for?

polpak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It's a nit picky detail.

polpak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1  is the absolute value operator.
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