Example 3

Evaluate the exponential expression . Round your answer to the nearest thousandth.
  1. Simplify the expression using properties of exponents.
  2. Write the rational exponent in simplest form. Be sure to include absolute value if the original expression involved finding an even root.
  3. Evaluate the power and root of the function, using a calculator if needed.
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