Rational Exponents to Radicals
By Kiara Brown
Step by Step
Step 1 : Identify the denominator which is going to be the root of the radical
Step 2 : identify the numerator which is going to the exponent of the base
Step 3 : simplify accordingly
Example problem :
Converting between radicals and rational exponnents
Same process as before just backwards!
square root of 5 = 5^1/2
Be Careful of Negative Exponents
When dealing with negative exponents, you simply make a fraction with the base and the exponent in the denominator and any positive numbers in the numerator.