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How do you simplify #16^(3/4)#?

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#16^(3/4) = (2^4)^(3/4) = 2^(4*3/4) = 2^3 = 8#

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Exponents obey the rule: #(x^a)^b = x^(ab)#, at least when #x > 0# or for any #x# if #a, b# are positive integers.

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