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Question from Andre, a student:

The title of the section in my textbook is to write each of the following radicals in exponential form.

My question is how do you write the square root of 10 in exponential form?

i would like to know how you solve such a problem

Hi Andre,

The square root of 10 is written √10, or in exponential form 101/2. Similarly the cube root of 10 is written 101/3, the fifth root of 10 as 101/5 and so on. Also since 25 = 52 you can write the fifth root of 25 as 251/5 = (52)1/5 = 52/5.

I hope this helps,

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