Can someone explain the logic behind this? For instance if 2 to the 3rd power = 2 x 2 x 2 =8 So 2 to the 3rd power is telling me I have 2 multiplied by itself 3 times. Now how would I solve for 2 to the 1/3rd power? It is telling me I have 2 multiplied by itself 1/3 times but how do you solve this? Can you show me how you would work that out? Thanks.