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

Sep 1, 2017

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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

Sep 1, 2017
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Thanks!!!! CPhill I have been having trouble with this all day long so i decided to ask the Math Genius

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

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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
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Nope.....there are some questions on here that throw me.....fortunately....we usually have someone who knows the answer....!!!

Sep 1, 2017