ACT Math 4.1 Elementary Algebra
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Elementary Algebra: Drill 4, Problem 1. Simplify the expression.
|ACT Math||Elementary Algebra|
|ACT Mathematics||Elementary Algebra|
|Algebra||Exponents and Radicals|
|Elementary Algebra||Applying properties of integer exponents and square roots|
Properties of exponents and roots
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Number and Quantity||Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents|
|Product Type||ACT Math|
In this case we are raising 'a' to the 8th power, which is then raised to the one-half power.
So we can do the dirty work first.
8 times 1/2 equals 4.
Which means we're left with a to the 4th power...and that's it.