# How do you solve 32 to the power of 2/5?

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Your final answer is 4.

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There is a choice of methods.. Work smarter, not harder!

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One of the laws of indices deals with cases where there are powers and roots at the same time.

Note that the power can be inside or outside the root.

I prefer to find the root first, and then raise to the power because this keeps the numbers smaller. They can usually be calculated mentally rather than needing a calculator

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Compare this with the other method of squaring first.

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While I know that

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