2nd October 2019

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# How do you square a fraction with a variable?

Multiply the fraction by itself. Square the fraction as you would normally by multiplying the numerator by itself and then multiplying the denominator by itself. Alternatively, you can simply multiply the fraction by itself. Understand that two negative numbers multiply to make a positive number.

Consequently, can an exponent be a fraction?

Formula when the fraction in the exponent is not 1. Below is a specific example illustrating the formula for fraction exponents when the numerator is not one. There are two ways to simplify a fraction exponent such 2/3. You can either apply the numerator first or the denominator.

What is the meaning of integral exponents?

Note 1: "Integral exponent" means the exponent is a whole number [That is, an integer] Note 2: The above definition only really holds if m is a positive integer, since it doesn't make a lot of sense if m is negative. (You can't multiply something by itself negative 3 times!