i have two numbers i need to express in standard form, can someone tell me how? a) sqrt3 (so in words surd of 3) b) 1/5 sqrt5 (so in words 1over5 surd of 5) thanks

That is standard form. 500 = 5x10^2 1000 = 1x10^3 etc. As above, you can't write irrational numbers like sqrt(3) in standard form. You must want them written in index form, as the others have given you. sqrt(3) = 3^1/2 1/5*sqrt(5) = 1/5*5^-1/2

can you write these using the proper symbols for me and not using words as I want to make sure I have this correct.. pleaseeeeeeeee

to clarify I need to convert both these numbers into index form, what would it be: a) 1/5 * sqrt(5) b) 7^6 please clarify thanks

im sorry its my error there is no * the question is : simplify 1/sqrt5 and leave answer in index form my answer to the question which is not in index form is: 1/5 sqrt5 so my answer (1/5 sqrt5) now needs to be put in index form third time lucky thanks for your help