# How do you simplify 100000^(1/6)?

Oct 6, 2017

Written with a radical it is $\sqrt[6]{100000}$

#### Explanation:

The answer was obtained by using a calculator, but the converting from exponent to radical is a skill you can actually learn.

Any time you have an exponent written as a fraction, you can write that as a radical (looks like a square root).

The general rule is ${a}^{\frac{b}{c}} = \sqrt[c]{{a}^{b}}$

In your problem a = 100000, b = 1, and c = 6