# How do you simplify [(-6)^2]^3?

Feb 17, 2016

When we raise a power to another power we multiply the exponents. The result will be ${6}^{6} = 46656$ (but probably best to leave it as ${6}^{6}$).

#### Explanation:

Note that the parentheses are evaluated first, so $- {6}^{2} = {6}^{2}$. This means the final result is a positive number.