EXPONENTS ARE NOT ON THE LEVEL
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 EXPONENTS ARE NOT ON THE LEVEL

A negative in the exponent says "flip the fraction"
(2)^(1) is
(2/1)^(1) is
1/2
A fraction in the exponent says two things "(raise to this power)/(take this root)"
Take the root first then raise to the power.
16^(3/2) is
(the square root of 16)^3 is
4^3 is
64
Taking all three at once: take the root, then raise to the power, then flip.
16^(3/2) is
4^(3) is
64^(1) is
1/64

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 radical
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