# What is 16 to the power of 1/4?

Basically, a fractional exponent is a method for expressing powers and roots together in algebra.

## Answer: 16 to the power of 1/4 is 2.

Let's see the solution step by step.

**Explanation:**

Given: 16 to the power of 1/4 or 16^{(1/4)}.

First, rewrite 16 as 2^{4}

16^{(1/4)} = 2^{4}^{(1/4)}

Now, we have to apply the rules of exponents, (a^{m})^{n }= a^{mn}

So we cancel the common factor of 4

2^{1 }= 2