# How do you simplify #-9^(1/2)#?

##### 2 Answers

Jun 30, 2016

#### Explanation:

Anything raised to the

Now we have the square root of a negative number. We can change this into an imaginary number. The square root of a negative number is equal to that number

So in this case:

Jun 30, 2016

#### Explanation:

There is ambiguity in the question. To remove it let

#-9^(1/2)# can be written as

#-1xx9^(1/2)#

#=>(-1)xx(+-3)#

#=>+-3#

As reverse is not true, hence supposition is not correct.#-9^(1/2)# can also be written as

#(-1)^(1/2)xx9^(1/2)#

#=>ixx+-3#

#=+-3i#

As reverse is always true

Hence