## Arithmetic Reasoning Operations on Radicals Flash Card Set 461895

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Radicals (or roots) are the opposite operation of applying exponents. With exponents, you're multiplying a base by itself some number of times while with roots you're dividing the base by itself some number of times. A radical term looks like $$\sqrt[d]{r}$$ and consists of a radicand (r) and a degree (d). The degree is the number of times the radicand is divided by itself. If no degree is specified, the degree defaults to 2 (a square root).
A radical term looks like $$\sqrt[d]{r}$$ and consists of a(n) __________ (r) and a(n) __________ (d).