Simplifying a Radical with Variables

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the instructor teaches how to simplify a radical with variables. After simplifying the numeric radicand, they explain a helpful trick for breaking down variables with exponents, and then demonstrate how to use that trick to simplify a more complex radicand. The end result is a clear and concise formula for simplifying radicals with variables.

Lesson Description:

Simplifying a radical with variables as the radicand

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Questions answered by this video:
  • Simplify √(x⁴)
  • Simplify (y³)
  • Simplify √(16x⁴y³)