# How do you rewrite with rational exponents: square root 11?

##### 1 Answer
Jun 18, 2015

$\sqrt{11} = {11}^{\frac{1}{2}}$ is the positive square root of $11$

$- \sqrt{11} = - {11}^{\frac{1}{2}}$ is also a square root of $11$

#### Explanation:

If $x > 0$, then both $\sqrt{x}$ and ${x}^{\frac{1}{2}}$ denote the positive square root of $x$.