Problem : (- 64)^{1/2} = ?
Does not exist -- we cannot take the square root of a negative number.
Problem : (17^{2})^{1/2} = ?
17
Problem : (17^{1/2})^{2} = ?
17
Problem : ((- 12)^{2})^{1/2} = ?
12
Problem : ((- 12)^{1/2})^{2} = ?
Does not exist--we cannot take the square root of a negative number.
Problem : 25^{3/2} = ?
125
Problem : (100/81)^{1/2} = ?
10/9
Problem : 64^{-4/3} = ?
1/256