Question from Shelia, a student:

Write in exponential form 2 sq. root a with an exponent 5.  

I do not understand on how to do it.

Hi Sheila.

The question hinges on your understanding that a square root is equivalent to the exponent one-half:

The other important part of the question relies on your knowledge that when you raise a term that has an exponent in it to another exponent, you muliply the exponents.

So here's how you would solve a similar question to yours:

The last line is in exponent form. Now you try it with your question.

Stephen La Rocque.>