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GOAL: USE PROPERTIES OF RADICALS AND RATIONAL EXPONENTS
Section 7-2: Properties of Rational Exponents
Example 1: Use Properties of Radicals
Simplifying Radicals
A radical with index n is in simplest form if :
there are no perfect nth powers in the radicand.
there are no radicals in the denominators.
Example 2: Write Radicals in Simplest Form
Example 3: Use Properties of Rational Exponents
Like Radicals
Example 4: Add or Subtract Like Radicals
Checkpoint:
Example 5: Simplify Expressions with Variables
Example 5: continued
Example 6: Add and Subtract Expressions with Variables
Checkpoint:
Checkpoint: Continued
Homework: