- Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:20 pm
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Algebra 1 help? please!?
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Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. For example, we define 51/3 to be the cube root of 5 because we want (51/3)3 = 5(1/3)3 to h...