In this lesson I will teach you about rational exponents and equations. Recall, that the word “rational” refers to number or variable fractions.  So, what we will be learning is how to deal with powers where the exponent is a fraction.  However, before you can really understand the great advantages of working with rational exponents you need to make sure you completely understand radicals and power rules.  So, if you are a little weak in those areas you will want to review before you jump into this lesson.