In this Square Roots and Radicals 6 lesson, you'll learn how to break down square roots of variable expressions with exponents by pulling out perfect squares. The key is to pick the largest perfect square factor of the number inside the square root, and then break down the remaining variable into even exponents. You can also use a factor tree to find the prime factorization of the number inside the square root if you're unsure. Practice problems are provided to help you master this technique.
Learn how to break down square roots of variable expressions with exponents by pulling out perfect squares.
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