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12 sqrt (-3)^12 Simplify your answer.

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  1. royal
    • 4 years ago
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    12 sqrt (-3)^12 12 sqrt (531,441) 12*729 8748.

  2. raheen
    • 4 years ago
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    12(-3)^6 =8748

  3. jim_thompson5910
    • 4 years ago
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    \[\Large \sqrt[12]{(-3)^{12}}=|-3|=3\] So \[\Large \sqrt[12]{(-3)^{12}}=3\]

  4. seekevinella
    • 4 years ago
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    12(-3)^6 =8748

  5. beloved
    • 4 years ago
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    Raheen and Royal, what do you think about Jim's response?

  6. jim_thompson5910
    • 4 years ago
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    I'm assuming that 12 sqrt refers to the 12th root

  7. beloved
    • 4 years ago
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    Yes, it does. You wrote the problem out correctly. 3 other people had the same answer, so I'm wondering if they misunderstood the way i wrote the proble, not that I'm questioning your answer. (*.*)

  8. jim_thompson5910
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    ok, then the answer I have is correct they're thinking it's 12 times the square root of (-3)^12

  9. beloved
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    ok, thanks for the clarity!

  10. royal
    • 4 years ago
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    Yes, I thought it was 12 times the square root of (-3)^12. Sorry. Jim, how do you know if it refers to 12th root? Just curious, I am still learning! :)

  11. jim_thompson5910
    • 4 years ago
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    i've just seen problems like this for a long time, so practice I guess

  12. beloved
    • 4 years ago
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    So Jim...DId I type it incorrectly, and if so how should I have typed it?

  13. jim_thompson5910
    • 4 years ago
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    type either root(12,(-3)^12) or 12th root of (-3)^12 If in doubt or you forget, then just verbally describe it (eg: "There's a square root with a little 12 on top of the square root up to the left. Under the square root is (-3)^12"). Sure that may seem a bit wordy, but it's probably the most natural way to do it.

  14. jim_thompson5910
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    or you can draw it (probably a better way) |dw:1316842743847:dw|

  15. beloved
    • 4 years ago
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    Wow...Ok, I see! Thank you!

  16. beloved
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    If there is no number on the outside, but only on the inside, how would I write that? I like: 12th root of -3^12 best; so how would I write that in that format if there was no 12 on the outside?

  17. jim_thompson5910
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    sqrt( (-3)^12) OR square root of (-3)^12 OR draw it |dw:1316843406478:dw|

  18. beloved
    • 4 years ago
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    how would i write that in the 12th root of -3 ^ 12 format? would it be root of -3^12

  19. jim_thompson5910
    • 4 years ago
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    you can say root of (-3)^12 or radical (-3)^12 radical is another name for root

  20. jim_thompson5910
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    square root is more specific

  21. beloved
    • 4 years ago
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    Great! You just enlightened me!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!! I wish I could give you another medal. Lol!

  22. jim_thompson5910
    • 4 years ago
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    lol that's ok, glad to help

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