How do you simplify #(-8)^(5/3)#?

1 Answer
Sep 28, 2016

Answer:

This expression can be simplified to #-32#.

Explanation:

For this kind of problem, use the rule #a^(n/m) = root(m)(a)^n#

So, we can rewrite #(-8)^(5/3)# as #(root(3)(-8))^5#, which can be simplified as follows:

#=-2^5#

#= -32#

Hopefully this helps!