# How do you simplify (8m)^0 and write it using only positive exponents?

Oct 16, 2016

"Anything to the power of 0 is equal to 1"

${\left(8 m\right)}^{0} = 1$

#### Explanation:

Recall one of the laws of indices: ${x}^{0} = 1 , x \ne 0$

"Anything to the power of 0 is equal to 1"

${\left(8 m\right)}^{0} = 1$

Note that the entire bracket is raised to the power 0.

This is not the same as $8 {m}^{0}$ which would give $8 \times 1 = 8$