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    surd help

    given that  32\sqrt{2} = 2^a

    find the value of a.
    is it correct to say that a = 11/2

    so  2^{\frac{11}{2}} =  32\sqrt{2} ?
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    32\sqrt{2} = 2^5 2^{1/2} = 2^{11/2}

    Yep.


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