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Unformatted text preview: radical). One main difference is that in polynomials, like terms are determined by the variables and their powers, while in radical expressions, like terms are determined by the value inside the root. Provide a radical expression for your classmates to simplify. Consider participating in the discussion by simplifying your classmates' expressions. Detail what would have happened or if the expression was not simplified first. Here is an example for the classmates: sqrt(180) - sqrt(20) Factor the 180 and 20: sqrt(5*36) - sqrt(5*4) Simplify: 6 * sqrt(5) - 2 * sqrt(5) Subtract: 4 * sqrt(5) If you did not simplify this expression first, you would end up with the wrong DQ2 Review section 10.2 (p. 692) of your text. Describe two laws of exponents and provide an example illustrating each law. Explain how to simplify your expression. How do the laws work with rational exponents? Provide the class with a third expression to simplify that includes rational (fractional) exponents. Answer:...
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