# How do you translate "k^5/6" into a verbal expression?

Apr 8, 2018

"The sixth root of a number raised to the fifth power"

#### Explanation:

We'll want to get this in a form involving a root first.

Recall that ${x}^{\frac{a}{b}} = \sqrt[b]{{x}^{a}}$

So,

${k}^{\frac{5}{6}} = \sqrt[6]{{k}^{5}}$

Now, we can translate this as

"The sixth root of a number raised to the fifth power"