Understanding (n^2)^4 without Exponents
The expression (n^2)^4 may look complicated, but it can be simplified and understood without using exponents. Let's break it down step by step.
What does (n^2)^4 mean?
 n^2 means "n multiplied by itself" (n * n)
 (n^2)^4 means "n^2 multiplied by itself four times" ((n^2) * (n^2) * (n^2) * (n^2))
Expanding the expression
To eliminate the exponents, we can expand the expression:

First, expand (n^2) * (n^2): (n * n) * (n * n) = n * n * n * n

Now we have (n * n * n * n) * (n^2) * (n^2): Expanding further, we get: n * n * n * n * n * n * n * n

Therefore, (n^2)^4 is equivalent to n multiplied by itself eight times.
Expressing the result without exponents
We can write this without exponents as:
n * n * n * n * n * n * n * n
Conclusion
By understanding the meaning of exponents and expanding the expression, we have successfully expressed (n^2)^4 without using exponents. This process helps to visualize the multiplication involved and grasp the concept in a simpler way.