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    What is a rational exponent? How are rational exponents related to radicals? Give an example of how an expression with a rational exponent can be rewritten as a radical, using the following as an example:


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    A rational exponent is a fractional exponent. Some examples are given below:

    2^1/2, 5^1/3, 10^2/3, 100^1/2, 1000^1/3.

    Rational exponents are ...

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    We explain the relationship between rational exponents and radical expressions and present some examples.