# How to simplify the expression #(-8)^(2/8)# ?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 21, 2017

No real solution

#### Explanation:

First reduce the fraction in the exponent, so:

Then let's use the definition of a radical:

So:

Or in other words: what number times itself four times is

Since no real number can multiply by itself an even amount of times to get a negative number, there is no real solution.