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Evaluate 0.0625 to the power
0.25.

Our approach to evaluating this
will involve taking both of our decimals, the base and the exponent, and writing
those as fractions. So 0.0625 is equivalent to 625 over
10000, and our exponent of 0.25 is equivalent to one-quarter. We can then apply some exponent
rules.

The first rule weโre going to use
is that if we have a fraction ๐ฅ over ๐ฆ to the power of ๐, this is equivalent to
๐ฅ to the power of ๐ over ๐ฆ to the power of ๐. So our fraction is equivalent to
625 to the power of one-quarter over 10000 to the power of one-quarter.

Now letโs think about what it means
to be to the power of one-quarter. We can use our second rule to help
us here, which says that if we have a value ๐ฅ to the power of one over ๐, itโs
equivalent to the ๐th root of ๐ฅ. So our fractional exponent of
one-quarter is equivalent to the fourth root.

On the numerator then, we have the
fourth root of 625. And on the denominator, itโs the
fourth root of 10000. Evaluating the fourth root of 625
gives us five, since if we write five down four times and multiply, weโll get
625. And then the fourth root of 10000
is 10 since again if we write down 10 four times and multiply, we get 10000. We can then simplify our fraction
five-tenths, giving us a final answer of a half.