posted by Nancy .
I am confused as to what the nth power is.
Is it any number as an exponent that leaves the radicand the same?
Could you please show me an example?
Algebra B -
The nth power of a number is that number multplied by itself n times.
If n is a negative number, the nth power of x is [1/x] multiplied by itself n times.
If n is not an integer, you need to use logarithms to define x^n.
Log x^n = n Log x.