# 29.5 to the power 2/3?

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Fractional exponents are another way of writing a number that is under a radical and raised to a power.

With a fractional exponent, the denominator of the fraction is the root, and the numerator is the power.

In some expressions or equations, you can't work with radical signs, so you use fractional exponents instead.

For this one, if you need a value, use your calculator. You can do either operation first:

square

take the cube root of

enter into your calculator: 29.5 ^ (2/3). Either way, you should get a non-repeating, non-terminating decimal:

PS, if your calculator doesn't have a cube root or an nth root button, use the caret

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