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Hello sir

Sir radicals in maths and exponents are same. Because both are in raised to form. Sir can you tell me why raised to form is given two names means there is any reason behind that.

Thankyou

Hi Aishwarya,

"Radical" is another word for "root" (like square root or cube root). Radicals tend to refer fractional exponents, particularly the denominator of the exponent. So if we have the x^(1/2), that can be written as the square root of x. If we have x^(2/3), that can be written as the cube root of x squared.

If we had x^2, there would be no mention of radical.

Hope this helps,

Azeem

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