Question from Annie, a student:

How do I transform the equation 3 divided by 3 to it's fifth root to simple radical form (getting the radical out of the denominator)?

Hi Annie,

The numerator is and the denominator is .

Now you need to use one of the laws of exponents. They are

a^{b} a^{c} = a^{b + c} a^{b} a^{c} = a^{b - c} as long as a ≠ 0, and (a^{b})^{c} = a^{bc}

Penny