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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

How would you evaluate the expression for 4x to the power of -6y to the power of -2?

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  1. shadowfiend
    • 5 years ago
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    So that would look like:

  2. shadowfiend
    • 5 years ago
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    $$4x^{-6y^{-2}}$$

  3. shadowfiend
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    So it depends on what you mean by `how would you evaluate that'. Negative powers generally means putting the value in a denominator; e.g.:

  4. shadowfiend
    • 5 years ago
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    $$\frac{1}{4x^{\frac{1}{6y^2}}}$$

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    (4x)^{(-6y)^{2}} so that could be written as (4x)^{36y^{2}}

  6. anonymous
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    $$(4x)^{36y ^{2}}$$

  7. anonymous
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    I agree with the 36 in TBates's answer, but I believe the negative sign on the 2 was lost.

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