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MTH 120 - Simplifying Radical Expressions

MTH 120 - Simplifying Radical Expressions - other words all...

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When is a radical in simplified form? A radical is simplified when: 1. The radicand, i.e., the expression under the radical, is simplified. 2. The index cannot be reduced. 3 Any exponents in the radicand must be less than the index; in 3. Any exponents in the radicand must be less than the index; in
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Unformatted text preview: other words, all factors have been removed from the radicand. 4. The radicand cannot contain any fractions; in other words, no fractions under the radical. 5. Denominators cannot contain any radicals....
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