How do you simplify #sqrt(3a^7)#?

2 Answers
Apr 21, 2017

Answer:

Distribute the square root and simplify.

Explanation:

We can rewrite the expression as #sqrt(3)sqrt(a^7)#, then we can express the square root as a exponent, so the expression becomes #sqrt(3)(a^7)^(1/2)#, we can now multiply both exponents of a to obtain a single exponent, the expression becomes #sqrt(3)(a^(7/2))#

Apr 24, 2017

Answer:

See below.

Explanation:

If you have not learned fractional exponents before, then in your case, #3a^7# would be simplified differently.

#sqrt(3 * a * a^3 * a^3)#
#a^3 sqrt(3a)#

This would be your answer.