How do you simplify (a^8)^(3/2)?

${\left({x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}}\right)}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{b}} = {x}^{\textcolor{red}{a} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{b}}$
${\left({a}^{\textcolor{red}{8}}\right)}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{3}{2}}} \implies {a}^{\textcolor{red}{8} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{3}{2}}} \implies {a}^{\frac{24}{2}} \implies {a}^{12}$