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Sinz
 4 years ago
Simplify the following expression, and rewrite it in an equivalent form with positive exponents. 18x^2y^4/6x^7y^2
Sinz
 4 years ago
Simplify the following expression, and rewrite it in an equivalent form with positive exponents. 18x^2y^4/6x^7y^2

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Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok great think of it like this \[18x*x*y*y*y*y/6x*x*x*x*x*x*x*y*y\]

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I know it looks long but now think about canceling

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so when dividing you subtract then right

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes if you had X^3/x^2 you would have x^32

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay 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

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes! but you have one little error. do you see it?

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well from the way the question was worded it said to rewrite with positive exponents

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ah yes the exponent means the power. as in x^5 5 is the exponinet 3 is called the coeffecient in you problem

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so I was right when I said the problem I got 3x^5y^2 but it doesn't look right to me

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I see what you mean the simplied version will be3x^5y^2

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1like this \[3y^2 / x^5\]

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay is that the way it is supposed to look

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yep! simpfied here means that you did all of the division you could

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1remember that x^3 = 1/(x^3) for example

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one other question when you multiply 2 negatives you get 2 positives correct?

Walleye
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Negative * negative = postive

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you again for helping me to answer my problem

Sinz
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I gave you a medal and fanned you also
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