How to power a fraction and what is your answer give me an example so I know how to do it. Show all work

knownhappyman68
Sep 1, 2017

#1**+2 **

Assuming that the power is an integer

( 5/6)^3 = 5^3 / 6^3 = 125 / 216

(1/2)^4 = 1^4 / 2^4 = 1 / 16

This last one is a little confusing......let me show you the "trick'

(3/4)^ (-2) "flip" the fraction and make the exponent positive

(4/3)^2 = 4^2 / 3^2 = 16 / 9

CPhill
Sep 1, 2017

#2**+1 **

Thanks!!!! CPhill I have been having trouble with this all day long so i decided to ask the Math Genius

knownhappyman68
Sep 1, 2017

#3**+1 **

I assume the Math Genius was busy.....so....you had to settle for me instead......LOL!!!!

CPhill
Sep 1, 2017

#4**+1 **

Lol I think you are a math genius... Becuase you are very smart at anything that comes to you... You can answer any question you can

knownhappyman68
Sep 1, 2017