Algebra 2 6-1 Roots and Radical Expressions
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Solve It! This equation contains an infinite radical.
Square each side. You get a quadratic equation that also contains an infinite radical.
Are the two solutions of the quadratic equation also solutions of this equation? Explain.
Hint: consider substitution from one equation into the other.
Yes. Given that
and that radicals simplify to only real numbers that are positive, as shown here:
both equations must have the same solutions.
No. By substitution:
Therefore, the solutions of the quadratic equation are both positive and negative, as follows:
The solution to the original equation is positive.
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Problem 1 Got It? What are the fifth roots of 0, -1, and 32?
  • -32
  • -2
  • -1
  • no real root
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 32
  • Fifth root of 0
  • Fifth root of -1
  • Fifth root of 32
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Problem 1 Got It? What are the real square roots of the following?

  • -0.1
  • -36/121
  • -6/11
  • no real root
  • 0
  • 0.1
  • 6/11
  • 36/121
  • Real square root(s) of

  • Real square root(s) of

  • Real square root(s) of

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Problem 1 Got It? Reasoning: Explain why a negative real number b has no real nth roots if n is even.
By Descartes' Rule of Signs and since b can be written as the following polynomial with no sign changes:

it follows that there can be at most 0 real nth roots.
By the rational root theorem and since b can be written as the following polynomial:
it follows that the only rational roots of b will be the factors of b over the factors of 0, which equal 0.
Any negative number squared is a positive number. Therefore, there can be no real nth roots (where n is even) for a negative number b.
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Problem 4 Got It? Academics: Some teachers adjust test scores when a test is difficult. One teacher's formula for adjusting scores is show below, where A is the adjusted score and R is the raw score.
What are the adjusted scores for raw scores of 0 and 100?
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What are all the real square roots of 25?
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What are all the real square roots of 0.16?
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What are all the real square roots of -64?
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Simplify the radical expression.

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Simplify the radical expression.

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Simplify the radical expression.


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Error Analysis: A student said the only fourth root of 16 is 2. Describe her error.
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Reasoning: A number has only one real nth root. What can you conclude about the index n?
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Review Lesson 5-9: Determine the cubic function that is obtained from the parent function y = after the stated sequence of transformations.






  • translation up 3 units and left 2 units
  • vertical stretch by a factor of 3 and translation right 2 units
  • translation right 2 units and down 3 units
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Formula: What is the Quadratic Formula?
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Review Lesson 4-7: Use the Quadratic Formula to identify the solution(s) of each quadratic equation.
Some solutions may not be used.










  • Solution(s) of:

  • Solution(s) of:

  • Solution(s) of:

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Review Lesson 1-3: Simplify the algebraic expression.

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Review Lesson 1-3: Simplify the algebraic expression.

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Review Lesson 1-3: Simplify the algebraic expression.

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Vocabulary Review: Identify the exponent(s) in each expression.
  • -3
  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 12
  • 21








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Vocabulary Review: Which expression represents five to the second power ?








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Use Your Vocabulary: Match each number in the left column to each term in the right column that best describes it as part of the equation.

  • 4
  • 81
  • 3
  • radical
  • root
  • index
  • radicand
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Notes: Take a clear picture or screenshot of your Cornell notes for this lesson. Upload it to the canvas. Zoom and pan as needed.

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Reflection: Math Success
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