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Cutiepo0

  • 4 years ago

how to I simplify p^(-2/3)/ p^(5/6)?

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  1. Cutiepo0
    • 4 years ago
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    I have the answer for this one -> 1/p^(1/6) but I don't know how to get to that answer...

  2. MathsBoy
    • 4 years ago
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    Subtract the second exponent from the first.

  3. Abe_le_Babe
    • 4 years ago
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    Subtract the exponents.

  4. Cutiepo0
    • 4 years ago
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    that doesn't get me to the right answer...

  5. MathsBoy
    • 4 years ago
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    \[p^{-\frac{2}{3}} / p^{\frac{5}{6}} = p^{-\frac{2}{3} - \frac{5}{6}}\]\[=p^{-\frac{3}{2}} = 1/{p^{\frac{3}{2}}}\] That's what I get.

  6. Cutiepo0
    • 4 years ago
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    okay. that's not the right answer but it helped me get it. thanks

  7. MathsBoy
    • 4 years ago
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    Coincidentally, this gives the answer you have.. \[p^\frac{2}{3}/ p^\frac{5}{6}\]

  8. MathsBoy
    • 4 years ago
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    The answer I gave is definitely correct.

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