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    Simplify the following expression: (see attachment)

    The first step is to make the radical a perfect cube (so that exponent equals index) so as to eliminate the radical from the denominator.

    Note: A radical expression of index n is in simplified form if it has:
    ? no perfect nth powers as factors of the radicand
    ? no fractions inside the radical
    ? no radicals in the denominator

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    I will use the "^" to denote an exponent (the "power" operator)
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    This shows how to simplify and reduce a radical expression