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**the_white_sheep****Member**- Registered: 2005-09-05
- Posts: 9

Hi

Please help if you can, simplify the following equation:

root X to power of 16.

Any suggestions on how?

Thanks alot

Hozan

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**kylekatarn****Member**- Registered: 2005-07-24
- Posts: 445

you want to simplify

```
_____
/ 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 (2005-09-06 06:59:33)*

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Sure is.

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

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**the_white_sheep****Member**- Registered: 2005-09-05
- Posts: 9

Thank you very much for your kind help

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