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Apply Fractional Indices

In this worksheet, students will revise and apply fractional indices.

'Apply Fractional Indices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Integer Powers/Real Roots

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Worksheet Overview

A fractional index of a half is the equivalent of finding a square root.


Using the rules for multiplying powers, notice that:

9½ x 9½ = 91


Which is then the equivalent of:

√9 x √9 = 9



9½ = √9 = 3


Understanding this explanation is helpful, but the important thing is to remember that any number to the power of a half, simply means the square root of that number. 


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