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    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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    Rational Exponents and Roots:
    If x is positive, p and q are integers and q is positive,

    In other words, when you have a rational exponent, the denominator of that exponent is your index or root number and the numerator of the exponent is the exponential ...

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