Exponents Expressed As Roots
With an exponent you can express it as a .....
Express it as a fraction:
Express it as a root:
plugging the above into a calculator yields . Did I do something incorrect, shouldn't it equal like the other examples? Am I doing something incorrectly? Thanks
Re: Exponents Expressed As Roots
Yes, I think you are not using your parentheses correctly in the first two expressions.
Originally Posted by allyourbass2212
What you were probably calculating was
which is how your calculator would interpret 7*5^1/2 if you don't put parentheses around the exponent (remember that exponents have higher precedence than division in the order of operations).