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Simplify: (3x^5/6) * (8x^2/3)?
Please show steps; I don't understand how to do these types of problems.
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Simplify: (3x^5/6) * (8x^2/3)? Please show steps; I don't understand how to do these types of problems.
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saifoo.khanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1314147083078:dw
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PetiteJijiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1) Rewrite the question (see the attachment) 2) Multiply all the numbers 3) then x terms the final answer is\[4/3 x ^{7}\]
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thought you didn't find the drawing board useful
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saifoo.khanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1314147216669:dw
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
petitejiji, your solution is confusing
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PetiteJijiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1314147278552:dw
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
pretty sure (3x^5/6) * (8x^2/3) is really \[\large (3x^{\frac{5}{6}})(8x^{\frac{2}{3}})\] can we get a confirmation?
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a123Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes to jim_thompson5910, sorry for any confusion.
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I wish people would use parentheses properly
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a123Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hero: sorry, I didn't realize it was wrong until I looked at it again.
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
multiply the coefficients to get 3*8 = 24, this is the final coefficient now add the exponents: 5/6+2/3 = 5/6+4/6 = 9/6 = 3/2, this is the final exponent So \[\large (3x^{\frac{5}{6}})(8x^{\frac{2}{3}})=24x^{\frac{3}{2}}\]
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
a123, if it's wrong, speak up. Don't let confusion linger for too long.
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a123Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
jim: is that the same thing as \[(\sqrt{24x})^{3}\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no because the exponent is only over the x and not the 24; however, you can rewrite it as \[\large 24\sqrt{x^3}\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and simplify to get \[\large 24x\sqrt{x}\]
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