Converting Square Root to Fractional Indice


I was going through Indices with some of the students recently when I notice this common misconception.
\sqrt{a} is read as Square Root which means the “default” number outside the square root sign is 2 NOT 1 which a couple of students have thought about.

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  1. [...] This topic is taught in Secondary 3 after introduction of Indices Law. [...]

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