Radical exponent distribution to polynomials, like "like (x + 1)^1/2"

DuctTapePro

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i tried searching.. can you distribute the radical exponents to polynomials? like (x + 1)^1/2 how can i do it?
 

tkhunny

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i tried searching.. can you distribute the radical exponents to polynomials? like (x + 1)^1/2 how can i do it?
You cannot that generally. Why do you think it can be done, here? There is no such thing as a Distributive Property of Exponentiation over Addition. It doesn't exist. Don' try it.

You may wish to consult the Binomial Theorem and its fortuitous extension to fractional exponents.
 
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