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anonymous
 5 years ago
Can someone please explain the answer to this question for me??
simplify the rational expression
2a^3b^3c^7 / 8a^4b^2c
it is a fraction and the ^ symbol means to the power of please help! :)
anonymous
 5 years ago
Can someone please explain the answer to this question for me?? simplify the rational expression 2a^3b^3c^7 / 8a^4b^2c it is a fraction and the ^ symbol means to the power of please help! :)

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you have x^3/x^4, you can subtract exponents (numerator from denominator) and get x^1 = 1 / x^1 Doing this to your expression yields (a^7 b^5 c^8) / 4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I assume that (8a^4b^2c) is all in the denominator

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, if that is the case, then it is equal to (b c^6) / (4a)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hello that answer is correct but how did you simplify the powers?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not sure how to arrive at that answer

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when doing division, you subtract exponents

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If the result is positive, then keep the exponent on the numerator, otherwise, put it in the denominator

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OH! it's like a lightbulb went off. you fully answered my question I thank all of you so much!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hey blairvelvet u want to see it is help you tonight
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