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## #1 2005-09-06 22:47:41

the_white_sheep
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### Simplification question

Hi

root X to power of 16.

Any suggestions on how?

Thanks alot

Hozan

## #2 2005-09-07 04:53:09

kylekatarn
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### Re: Simplification question

you want to simplify

#### Code:

```   _____
/  16
`/  x```

its simple

you know that:

√ (x) = x^(1/2)

and

(x^a)^b = x^(ab)

now all together..

[x^16]^(1/2) = x^[16*(1/2)] = x^8

and that's the simpliest form imho.

Last edited by kylekatarn (2005-09-07 04:59:33)

## #3 2005-09-07 07:23:33

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### Re: Simplification question

Sure is.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #4 2005-10-12 23:27:23

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### Re: Simplification question

Thank you very much for your kind help