# SOLUTION: Can someone please help me with this problem? I cannot figure it out to save my life.Thanks a billion!!! Simplify 9^(3/2)

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 Question 609590: Can someone please help me with this problem? I cannot figure it out to save my life.Thanks a billion!!! Simplify 9^(3/2) Found 2 solutions by Alan3354, solver91311:Answer by Alan3354(34677)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Simplify 9^(3/2) ------------ = = = 27 Answer by solver91311(18785)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! A rational exponent is interpreted thusly: The numerator indicates raising to a power and the denominator indicates taking a root. The processes are commutative, so you can do them in either order. Take the square root of 9 and cube the result, or take the square root of 9 cubed. Either way, same thing. John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it