# How do you evaluate and simplify 25^(3/2)?

Jan 25, 2017

${25}^{\frac{3}{2}} = 125$

#### Explanation:

For any Real numbers $a$, $b$, $c$ with $a > 0$ we find:

${a}^{b c} = {\left({a}^{b}\right)}^{c}$

In our example, $25 = {5}^{2}$, so we find:

${25}^{\frac{3}{2}} = {\left({5}^{2}\right)}^{\frac{3}{2}} = {5}^{2 \cdot \frac{3}{2}} = {5}^{3} = 125$