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Math Help - Simple Exponent Transformation/simplification

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    Simple Exponent Transformation/simplification

    Hi All,
    Perhaps I'm over-tired but I was wondering if you could help with the below.

     (\sqrt[20]{2})^{10}

    Would this translate to

     \sqrt{2}^{\frac{20}{10}} and ultimately  \sqrt{2}^2?

    I'm confused by a question I'm doing that lists
     \sqrt{2}
    as the simplification of  (\sqrt[20]{2})^{10}

    Thanks in Advance,
    D
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    Quote Originally Posted by dumluck View Post
     (\sqrt[20]{2})^{10}
    Would this translate to  \sqrt{2}^{\frac{20}{10}} WRONG!
    It should be  2^{\frac{10}{20}}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    It should be  2^{\frac{10}{20}}.
    Thanks Plato. Good point so that would be  2^{\frac{1}{2} and ultimately  \sqrt{2} Brilliant thanks.
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