# SOLUTION: What is -64 raised to the 2/3?

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 Question 189879: What is -64 raised to the 2/3?Found 2 solutions by jim_thompson5910, solver91311:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ... Start with the given expression. Convert to radical notation Rewrite as Take the cube root of to get -4 Square -4 to get 16 So Answer by solver91311(16868)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! A fractional exponent means raise the number to the power of the numerator and take the root indicated by the denominator. Here, you can either square -64 and take the cube root of the result, or you can take the cube root of -64 and square the result. The order doesn't matter except that the second way is computationally easier if you are doing it in your head. I did it in my head and got 16. Check it out on the calculator. John