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is this what you mean
Sorry for the caps
ok great think of it like this \[-18x*x*y*y*y*y/6x*x*x*x*x*x*x*y*y\]
I know it looks long but now think about canceling
okay so when dividing you subtract then right
yes if you had X^3/x^2 you would have x^3-2
okay was just trying to figure out how the division part worked for exponents so now I divide -18 from 6 to get 3 right then subtract the like exponents
yes! but you have one little error. do you see it?
the negative sign
yep! good work!
well from the way the question was worded it said to rewrite with positive exponents
ah yes the exponent means the power. as in x^5 5 is the exponinet -3 is called the coeffecient in you problem
okay so I was right when I said the problem I got -3x^5y^2 but it doesn't look right to me
I see what you mean the simplied version will be-3x^-5y^2
like this \[-3y^2 / x^5\]
okay is that the way it is supposed to look
I wasn't sure
yep! simpfied here means that you did all of the division you could
remember that x^-3 = 1/(x^3) for example
one other question when you multiply 2 negatives you get 2 positives correct?
okay that's right
Negative * negative = postive
Thank you again for helping me to answer my problem
I gave you a medal and fanned you also
No problem anytime!