How do you solve the followwing:

16 to the power of 3over2

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- Jan 13th 2010, 11:40 AMakela928solving for powers
How do you solve the followwing:

16 to the power of 3over2 - Jan 13th 2010, 11:46 AMpomp
- Jan 13th 2010, 11:53 AMakela928
- Jan 13th 2010, 11:56 AMpomp
I'm guessing that's a typo, and you meant to say ''that the answer is

**4**to the power 3, thus being 64"

That's correct!

You could have also have done:

$\displaystyle 16^{3/2} = (16^3)^{1/2} = 4096^{1/2} = 64$

But the other way was easier because it gave nicer numbers to work with. - Jan 14th 2010, 06:27 AMHallsofIvy
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