# How do you simplify # (x^(1/3) + x^(-1/3))^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 27, 2016

#### Answer:

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

A way we could simplify this is by multiplying out the expression.

*Is the same as writing:*

*Which can multiply out to be:*

*Here we can combine like terms:*

*Which is ultimately:*

**Please note that there are many ways of getting to this simplified form.**