Week 3 Absolute Value and Radicals

√25=5

The absolute value of a real number is defined as the principal square root(√25) of the square of a number.

EX:|9|=3 ,|-9|=3

√9²=√81=9=|9|=|-9|

√(-9)²=√81=9=|9|=|-9|

Simplifying Radical Expressions

Coefficient√Radicand

Square roots :ex ²√16=4

Roots(-other roots)[

Cube roots :ex³√27=3

Warn:²√x     (x≥0)restriction

³√x     (x∈R)restriction

 

 

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