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rational exponents

Rational Exponents
Fractional Exponents

The use of rational numbers as exponents. A rational exponent represents both an integer exponent and an nth root. The root is found in the denominator (like a tree, the root is at the bottom), and the integer exponent is found in the numerator.

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See also

Square root, cube root, radical rules, negative exponents

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