The Real Number System
HSN-RN.A.1
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- HSN-RN.A.1Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. For example, we define 5^{1/3} to be the cube root of 5 because we want (5^{1/3})^{3} = 5^{(1/3)3} to hold, so (5^{1/3})^{3} must equal 5.
- HSN-RN.A.2Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.
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HSN-RN.A.1
Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. For example, we define 5^{1/3} to be the cube root of 5 because we want (5^{1/3})^{3} = 5^{(1/3)3} to hold, so (5^{1/3})^{3} must equal 5.
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Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Simplify and Rewrite Radicals as Rational Exponents and Vice Versa.
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Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
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Unit: Radical Expressions, Equations, and Rational Exponents
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Rational Exponents
Algebra II »
Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II »
Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Big Idea:
Keep students from being irrational about rational exponents with this lesson.
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Introduction to Exponential Functions - Rational Exponents
Algebra II »
Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Algebra II »
Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Algebra II »
Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Big Idea:
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Algebra II »
Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II »
Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Real Number Exponents
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Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Rational Exponents
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Properties of Exponents
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Unit: Exponential Functions
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Big Idea:
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