# Rational Exponents

The problems in this lesson cover rational exponents. For example, 16^(3/4) is the same thing as the fourth root of 16 to the 3rd power, which can serve as a kind of rational exponents definition: if we have an exponent that's a fraction, the denominator of the exponent represents the root, and the numerator of the exponent represents the power. No rational exponents calculator is required, and a self-test serves as an interactive rational exponents worksheet. Additional properties of rational exponents are covered later in the chapter.