Many students are stuck when they see something like for example. They are unsure what tto do and some of them attempt to rationalise it.

Here’s a little tip to resolving all such questions. 🙂

Given for can be anything, fractional or integer, we simply factorise from the expression. Notice that so using simple indices, this gives

Our objective of doing this is to have . Now notice that this is a very familiar form, its form which gives us for this case! Isn’t that convenient!

After some manipulation, we find the following result. In the event, have a fraction like one above, we still start with the same method. Hope this helps!