# What does it mean to take positive rational numbers to whole

1. Apr 7, 2015

### jim1174

What does it mean to take positive rational numbers to whole-number powers?

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2. Apr 7, 2015

### symbolipoint

Exponentiate positive rational numbers (fractions) to whole-number exponents.

Let h, k, m be whole numbers .
An exponential expression may be expressed in a form $$(\frac{h}{k})^m$$,
in which $$\frac{h}{k}$$ is a rational number.

3. Apr 7, 2015