With the help of a calculator, students attempt to discover the laws of
rational exponents.
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Using your calculator, complete the following table.
Expression 
Numerical Value 
Expression

Numerical Value 
























1. What did you
notice about your answers to the problems in the same rows?
2. Is there some pattern that relates the two expressions in each
row to one another? Describe the pattern.
3. Given the expression
, what expression using a root symbol would yield the same numerical
value?
4. Given the expression
,
what expression utilizing a fractional exponent would yield the same
numerical value?

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