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    Q # 1.

    While the radical symbol is widely used, converting to rational exponents has advantages. Explain an advantage of rational exponents over the radical sign. Include in your answer an example of an equation easier to solve as a rational exponent rather then a radical sign.

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    Using the quadratic equation x^2 - 4x - 5 = 0, perform the tasks listed in the attached file.

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    Solution Summary

    This solution explains the advantage of rational exponents over radical signs. It discusses various methods of solving a quadratic equation. Few word problems using quadratic equations are solved.