How do you simplify #-root8(4)+5root8(4)#?
See a solution process below:
First, rewrite this expression as:
Next, factor and combine these like terms:
We can now rewrite this expression using this rule for exponents and radicals:
We can now use these two rules of exponents to again rewrite this expression:
Or, depending on the solution you are looking for, using the reverse of the rule above:
Some of the simplifications are, depending on what you are working on: