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    Square Root equivilant expersions?

    I am preparing to take a placement test tomarrow for school, and am doing some sample questions for the test, and i totally cant remember how to do this among other things so i am sure you will hear from me quite a bit in the coming hours.


    For positive real numbers x, y, and z, which of the following expressions is equivalent to x^(1/2)y^(2/3)z^(5/6) ?
    A. 3sqrt( xy2z3)
    B. 6sqrt( xy2z5)
    C. 6 sqrt( x3y2z5)
    D. 6 sqrt( x3y4z5)
    E. 11 sqrt( xy2z5)


    i am really looking for a guide/explanation and a soultion.
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    1) You provided no expression.

    2) You showed no work of your own.

    3) If you really do not know, it would be appropriate for you to miss this one on a placement exam.
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    I knew how do do this at one time. but i just cant remember, and i have to do the best i can i need to test high for my major. and i just need a refresher on some of the older stuff i cant remember.
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    Why would there be a constant factor in the front? There are no constant factors in the original expression. Are you certain you copied the problem correctly?

    You do not need to "test high for my major", but I agree you should "do the best I can". Please notice that these are not the same things. If you "test high" and get into a class for which you are not prepared, you waste time and money, and not just your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solance View Post
    I am preparing to take a placement test tomarrow for school, and am doing some sample questions for the test, and i totally cant remember how to do this among other things so i am sure you will hear from me quite a bit in the coming hours.


    For positive real numbers x, y, and z, which of the following expressions is equivalent to x^(1/2)y^(2/3)z^(5/6) ?
    A. 3sqrt( xy2z3)
    B. 6sqrt( xy2z5)
    C. 6 sqrt( x3y2z5)
    D. 6 sqrt( x3y4z5)
    E. 11 sqrt( xy2z5)


    i am really looking for a guide/explanation and a soultion.
    Get all your exponents to a common denominator of 6. Then convert to a radical. Answer is D. See solution below:

    Last edited by masters; July 24th 2008 at 05:57 AM.
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    Thanks so much for the help, your explanation was superb, and just to keep you updated i did great on the test, scoreing very high in to trig, luckily the simple stuff i had forgotten never really came up.
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    If you're lucky, such deficiencies will not prevent you from learning the new material or from passing. Good luck.
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