## Understanding (y^2)^3 without Exponents

The expression (y^2)^3 represents a power raised to another power. To understand it without exponents, we need to break it down into simpler terms.

### What does (y^2) mean?

**y^2**means y multiplied by itself twice:**y * y**.

### What does (y^2)^3 mean?

**(y^2)^3**means (y^2) multiplied by itself three times:**(y^2) * (y^2) * (y^2)**

### Expanding the expression

Now, let's substitute the expanded form of y^2:

**(y * y) * (y * y) * (y * y)**

Finally, we can see that this is simply **y multiplied by itself six times**:

**y * y * y * y * y * y**

### Conclusion

Therefore, (y^2)^3 without exponents is equivalent to **y multiplied by itself six times**, which can also be written as **y * y * y * y * y * y**.