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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

can someone help me with my math homework?

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  1. mathteacher1729
    • 5 years ago
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    Sure, post your question/s here!

  2. anonymous
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    aman=am+n thats the first problem...... the m and ns go on top

  3. mathteacher1729
    • 5 years ago
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    Oh, to type that you must use this notation: \ [ x^2 \ ] gives \[ x^2 \]

  4. mathteacher1729
    • 5 years ago
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    Or click the "equation" button on the left of the text input field, and type your equation. :)

  5. anonymous
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    thats complicated

  6. anonymous
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    when i see math i get lost.... is there any other way you could help me?

  7. mathteacher1729
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    Ok, I think you were trying to type this: \[a^ma^n=a^{m+n} \] if so, this is the "exponent addition law".

  8. anonymous
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    yes that is exactly what i was trying to type

  9. anonymous
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    whats the answer?

  10. mathteacher1729
    • 5 years ago
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    There isn't any "answer", really. It's stating a rule. :) a = "the base" m, n = "the exponents" The rule says that if you (LEFT SIDE) multiply two numbers together, if the bases are the same, you (RIGHT SIDE) add the exponents and keep the base the same.

  11. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ok im lost... how would you do it though?

  12. mathteacher1729
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    So they might ask you something like: \[ 4^74^{12}=??\] and you would say ... \[4^74^{12}=4^{7+12} =4^19\] Which, by the way. Is A HUGE NUMBER. :-p

  13. mathteacher1729
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    ARGH, my error! \[4^74^{12}=4^{7+12}=4^{19}\] Four to the nineteenth power. = HUGE.

  14. anonymous
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    im confused.... is there any way you could teach it step by step?

  15. anonymous
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    where do you get numbers if there is only letters??

  16. mathteacher1729
    • 5 years ago
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    I just made up the "bases" and the "exponents" then followd the followed the rules. It sounds like you need a quick refresher on exponents. Have you heard of Khanacademy?

  17. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    no i havent.... i have a math class tonight but i never understand it

  18. mathteacher1729
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    Ah, ok. I would recommend starting by going to http://www.mathtv.com and then clicking Algebra ==> Exponents ==> Definitions and Properties Watch the first two videos. That guys is a GENIUS who explains things VERY WELL. :)

  19. anonymous
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    ok thank you... ill try to see if i finally get it

  20. mathteacher1729
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    Yeah, that guy is the best. I think you may find his vids helpful. Khanacademy is another free video service, but he's not as organized as Mathtv. :) Best of luck to you!

  21. anonymous
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    thanks

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