In this discussion, you will simplify and compare equivalent expressions written both in radical form and with rational (fractional) exponents. Read the following instructions in order and view the (available for download in your online classroom) to complete this discussion. Please complete the following problems according to your assigned number. (Instructors will assign each student their number.)

 If your assigned number is On pages 575 â€“ 577, do the following problem On pages 584 â€“ 585, do the following problem 1 101 2 2 60 4 3 104 6 4 62 8 5 102 10 6 64 12 7 72 14 8 70 16 9 74 18 10 68 20 11 76 22 12 66 24 13 100 26 14 22 28 15 98 30 16 48 32 17 56 34 18 88 36 19 58 38 20 28 40 21 40 42 22 32 44 23 86 46 24 34 48 25 82 50 26 62 52 27 26 54 28 42 56 29 96 58 30 46 60 31 94 62 32 52 64 33 90 66 34 38 68 35 78 70 36 44 72 37 80 74 38 50 76 39 84 78 40 54 80 41 20 82 42 18 84 43 10 86 44 14 88 45 12 90
• Simplify each expression using the rules of exponents and examine the steps you are taking.
• Incorporate the following five math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing. Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing the thought behind your math work.
• Principal root
• Product rule
• Quotient rule
• Reciprocal
• nth root

Refer to for guidance with formatting. Be aware with regards to the square root symbol, you will notice that it only shows the front part of a radical and not the top bar. Thus, it is impossible to tell how much of an expression is included in the radical itself unless you use parenthesis. For example, if we have âˆš12 + 9 it is not enough for us to know if the 9 is under the radical with the 12 or not. Therefore, we must specify whether we mean it to say âˆš(12) + 9 or âˆš(12 + 9), as there is a big difference between the two. This distinction is important in your notation.

Another solution is to type the letters â€œsqrtâ€ in place of the radical and use parenthesis to indicate how much is included in the radical as described in the second method above. The example above would appear as either â€œsqrt(12) + 9â€ or â€œsqrt(12 + 9)â€ depending on what we needed it to say.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.