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Law of Radicals

What law of radicals allows you to treat radical expressions as exponential expressions? How would you explain this to someone else and how would you explain adding like radicals? Include an example with your explanation. Use the following notation for square root: sqrt(3).

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The law of radicals is as follows: sqrt(x) = x^(1/2). More generally, the nth root of x, denoted here as ...

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We explain the law of radicals pertaining to expressing radical expressions as exponential expressions.