## Understanding (n^4)^2 without Exponents

The expression (n^4)^2 can seem intimidating at first glance, but it's actually quite simple to understand without using exponents.

### Breaking it Down

**n^4**means multiplying "n" by itself four times:**n * n * n * n****(n^4)^2**means squaring the entire result of n^4, or multiplying it by itself:**(n * n * n * n) * (n * n * n * n)**

### Simplifying the Expression

By combining the multiplications, we can rewrite the expression without exponents:

**(n * n * n * n) * (n * n * n * n) = n * n * n * n * n * n * n * n**

### Final Result

Therefore, (n^4)^2 is equivalent to **n multiplied by itself eight times**. This can be represented as **n⁸**.

### Key Point

While it's helpful to understand the concept without exponents, using exponents is a more concise and efficient way of representing repeated multiplication.