# How do you simplify the radical expressions (a^8)^(3/2)?

${\left({a}^{8}\right)}^{\frac{3}{2}}$
$= {\left({\left({a}^{8}\right)}^{\frac{1}{2}}\right)}^{3}$
$= {\left({a}^{4}\right)}^{3}$
$= {a}^{12}$