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# Powering a fraction

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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 20, 2016

$$\left(\dfrac{5}{9}\right)^2\\ =\dfrac{5^2}{9^2}\leftarrow\boxed{\left(\dfrac{a}{b}\right)^m=\dfrac{a^m}{b^m}}\\ =\dfrac{25}{81}$$