anonymous
  • anonymous
ok I am using webassign as the math program for algebra class, and it seems whatever answer I put it it says its wrong. so try this problem for me though, its rational exponents. b^1/4 over b^5/4
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amistre64
  • amistre64
1 -------- b^(5-1/4) 1/b
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got -1..that must be wrong
amistre64
  • amistre64
b^(1/4) 1 1 ------- = ----------- = ------- = 1/b^1 = 1/b b^(5/4) b^[(5-1)/4] b^(4/4)

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amistre64
  • amistre64
1/b and b^(-1) are the same thing; but many programs dont want a -exponent
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah I can see that now. Thank you soo much for explaining.
amistre64
  • amistre64
youre welcome :)
amistre64
  • amistre64
whenever you have a -exp...put it to the other side of the fraction bar and change it to +
amistre64
  • amistre64
like this: b^-2 1 ---- = --- 1 b^2
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay thank you I did 1/b as the answer and it liked it.

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