I'm writing a reference for my piece of code, and one of the sentences is bugging me. The line I'm trying to express is something like:
The value is raised to the power of the reciprocal of x.
Did you get that I was trying to mean radical root on the first try (for example, if x = 2, the value will be square-rooted?) I think this line is little too complex for some people to read. I'm writing a document that can possibly be read by anyone (even people whose mother tongue isn't English,) so I want to be as clear as possible.
The sentence would be simpler if there were an expression I can use to represent any radical root. just as simple as
2^5 expressed as
2 to the power of 5
However, I haven't been able to find any. Are there any, or do I have to stick with "to the power of?"