## Simplifying Exponents: (v^5)^4

When dealing with exponents, we often encounter expressions like **(v^5)^4**. This might seem intimidating at first, but there's a simple rule to help us simplify it.

### The Rule of Exponents

The rule we need is: **(a^m)^n = a^(m*n)**

This means that when raising a power to another power, we multiply the exponents.

### Applying the Rule

Let's apply this rule to our example:

**(v^5)^4 = v^(5*4)**

Simplifying the multiplication:

**v^(5*4) = v^20**

### Final Result

Therefore, **(v^5)^4** simplifies to **v^20**.

**Remember:** This rule applies to any base and any exponents.