10.2 - 10.2 Rational Exponents So far, we have only worked...

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Unformatted text preview: 10.2 Rational Exponents So far, we have only worked with integer exponents. In this section, we extend exponents to rational numbers as a shorthand notation when using radicals. The same rules for working with exponents will still apply. 1 //n Definition of a m) ’1 is a real num(>>:e:,J \/ 5’ X .\ g r — W ‘i a; If m and n are positive integers greater than 1 with m/n in lowest terms, then 61mm = n’\/ am 2 ("V a)” n a as long as V 0 IS a real number. if n is a positive integer greater than 1 and {/2 n _ then a “an g, 1/5 31/5 2i 6) X X Definition of am”? ' . P97; it saw, ‘32. 1% :H/ (SKI 6%} C735” '->< mfi ‘ m‘“ :x TY] . '0 26, 31,93, #6) W, ‘5"; ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course MATH 096 taught by Professor Jimcotter during the Fall '11 term at Truckee Meadows Community College.

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10.2 - 10.2 Rational Exponents So far, we have only worked...

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