Last thread for a while I hope (lol!).

I apologise for the formatting in advance...

Evaluate (1/4)^5/2

I've just done (1/2)^-2 and I got (2/1)^2 which is fine, but the fractional indice has thrown me off track. :(

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- Feb 24th 2008, 12:48 PMJamie88Fractions with a fractional indice
Last thread for a while I hope (lol!).

I apologise for the formatting in advance...

Evaluate (1/4)^5/2

I've just done (1/2)^-2 and I got (2/1)^2 which is fine, but the fractional indice has thrown me off track. :( - Feb 24th 2008, 12:55 PMJhevon
see post #3 here

- Feb 24th 2008, 01:00 PMJamie88
So it owuld be...

Square root of 1/4^5 ? :) - Feb 24th 2008, 01:07 PMJhevon
- Feb 24th 2008, 01:10 PMJamie88
0.25^5 = 0.000976562

Square root of 0.000976562 is 0.031249992

S0 would 0.031 be an appropriate answer? - Feb 24th 2008, 01:13 PMJhevon
- Feb 24th 2008, 01:17 PMJamie88
Oh right I see!

Just a quick question...

How does the squareroot of (1/4)^5 equal the same as (1/2)^5 ?

Thank you. - Feb 24th 2008, 01:23 PMJhevon