# How do you simplify (2^3)^2?

To simplify use the rule for exponents: ${\left({x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}}\right)}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{b}} = {x}^{\textcolor{red}{a} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{b}}$
${\left({2}^{\textcolor{red}{3}}\right)}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{2}} = {2}^{\textcolor{red}{3} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{2}} = {2}^{6} = 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 = 64$