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2-159.

Use your calculator to evaluate $16^{1.5}$ and $16^{3/2}$. Why are they the same? What two calculations would you have to do to get this result without a calculator

$16^{3/2}=16^{1.5}=64$

They are the same because $1.5=\frac{3}{2}$.