# SOLUTION: My teacher wants use to write a narrative description of what you would do to simplify. 1. (16) power of 1/2 I know the answer is four b/c I did it in the calculator but how do

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Proportions Question 214779This question is from textbook intermediate algebra : My teacher wants use to write a narrative description of what you would do to simplify. 1. (16) power of 1/2 I know the answer is four b/c I did it in the calculator but how does it get that. This question is from textbook intermediate algebra Found 2 solutions by stanbon, drj:Answer by stanbon(57384)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(16) power of 1/2 I know the answer is four b/c I did it in the calculator but how does it get that. --------------- When the power is 1/2 that means "find the square root". The square root of 16 is the number which when multiplied by itself gives you 16. That number is 4 because 4*4 = 16. Cheers, Stan H. Answer by drj(1380)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(16) power of 1/2 I know the answer is four b/c I did it in the calculator but how does it get that. Step 1. The power of 1/2 means square root. Step 2. Now we know where in the exponent OR where and I hope the above steps were helpful. For free Step-By-Step Videos on Introduction to Algebra, please visit http://www.FreedomUniversity.TV/courses/IntroAlgebra or for Trigonometry visit http://www.FreedomUniversity.TV/courses/Trigonometry. And good luck in your studies! Respectfully, Dr J