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convert/surd

convert an expression to surd form

 Calling Sequence convert( expr, surd )

Parameters

 expr - expression

Description

 • The convert(expr, surd) function converts expressions of the form ${x}^{\frac{p}{q}}$ to surd(x, q)^p if p and q are integers and $q\ne 1$.
 • This conversion may not preserve the value of the expression. For example, the exponent is simplified before the conversion is performed.

Examples

 > $x≔{\left(-8\right)}^{\frac{1}{3}}$
 ${x}{≔}{\left({-8}\right)}^{{1}}{{3}}}$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{convert}\left(x,\mathrm{surd}\right)$
 ${-2}$ (2)
 > $\mathrm{simplify}\left(x,\mathrm{radical}\right)$
 ${1}{+}{I}{}\sqrt{{3}}$ (3)
 > $\mathrm{convert}\left({x}^{\frac{1}{3}}{\left(x+y\right)}^{\frac{4}{5}}+{\left(-7\right)}^{\frac{1}{3}},\mathrm{surd}\right)$
 ${-}{{2}}^{{1}}{{3}}}{}{\left(\sqrt[{5}]{{\left({-8}\right)}^{{1}}{{3}}}{+}{y}}\right)}^{{4}}{-}{{7}}^{{1}}{{3}}}$ (4)
 > $\mathrm{convert}\left({y}^{\frac{6}{9}},\mathrm{surd}\right)$
 ${\left(\sqrt[{3}]{{y}}\right)}^{{2}}$ (5)

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