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!