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Simplify the following expression, and rewrite it in an equivalent form with positive exponents. 18x^2y^4/6x^7y^2
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Simplify the following expression, and rewrite it in an equivalent form with positive exponents. 18x^2y^4/6x^7y^2
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok great think of it like this \[18x*x*y*y*y*y/6x*x*x*x*x*x*x*y*y\]
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I know it looks long but now think about canceling
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay so when dividing you subtract then right
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes if you had X^3/x^2 you would have x^32
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes! but you have one little error. do you see it?
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well from the way the question was worded it said to rewrite with positive exponents
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ah yes the exponent means the power. as in x^5 5 is the exponinet 3 is called the coeffecient in you problem
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay so I was right when I said the problem I got 3x^5y^2 but it doesn't look right to me
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I see what you mean the simplied version will be3x^5y^2
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
like this \[3y^2 / x^5\]
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay is that the way it is supposed to look
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yep! simpfied here means that you did all of the division you could
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
remember that x^3 = 1/(x^3) for example
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
one other question when you multiply 2 negatives you get 2 positives correct?
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WalleyeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Negative * negative = postive
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you again for helping me to answer my problem
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SinzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I gave you a medal and fanned you also
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