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MetalPen
 4 years ago
Could somebody please help me study for a prealgebra test? I have some questions.
MetalPen
 4 years ago
Could somebody please help me study for a prealgebra test? I have some questions.

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slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1We will be here to answer your questions :)

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay thanks! I really appreciate it.

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay. sooo, this is really broad, but I don't understand negative exponents.... At all.

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5So you got some specific questions or do you want me or us to explain you negative exponents from scratch?

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ummmmmmm. Why does a negative exponent make a fraction? I don't understand the basic concept.

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Negative exponents simply means this: \[a^{x} = {1 \over a^x}\]

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5yea slaaibak got it

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes but why are they defined that way?

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5do you know \[a^x \times a^y= a^{x+y}\]

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5now say we want \[a^x \times a^y = 1\]

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You'd made one negative!!! AHHH I GET IT!

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5so when we solve that we get \[a^{x+y}= 1 = a^0\]

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5thats good! You get it :D

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Teehee! Wow that just clicked. My math teacher didn't explain it that way.......

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5its my pleasure helping you click it :D

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So another thing, how do you deal with #s with exponents in a fraction?

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Give an example please?

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ummmm. How do you make fractions with this equation thing?

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.53 over 4 \[3 \over 4\]

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Use this code: {1 over 2} would be \[{1 \over 2}\]

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0... Um can I just say it?

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5yea what is your doubt? i do not comprehend it

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay so if you had y^5 times 2^3 over y^4 times x^2.

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Or something to that effect.

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5\[ y^5 \times 2^3 \over y^4 \times x^2.\]

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[{ y^{5} * 2^3 \over y^4 * x^2}\]

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5is that your query?

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You're faster than me xD

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If there's multiplication, you can take y^5 and but it below the line, \[y^{5} = {1 \over y^5}\] You can immediately write 2^3 as 8. So now you have: \[{1 \over y^5} * {8 \over x^2 * y^4}\]

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then, you can multiply similar variables with eachother and add the powers. it becomes: \[8 \over y^9 * x^2\]

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What are you talking about?

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5about the question you asked

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I made a spelling mistake in my post.

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah but how did you get y^9?

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know you have to add... Or subtract the exponents or something.

slaaibak
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[y^4 * y^5 = y^{5 + 4}\]

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5the main aim of such questions is to convert your negative exponents into positive by taking its reciprocal

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Um one more thing. How would you get {1 over 9} % of 90. Or something like that.

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Aw shoot. I messed up the thing.

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5percent is always divided by 100

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5so 1/9 percent is \[(1/9 ) \over 100 = 1\over900\]

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5of 90 is 1/900 of 90.. of implies multiplication

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5so it is 1/900 times 90 = 90/900 = 1/10

MetalPen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That makes sense! Okay that's all! And I have to go. Thank you so much. ^.^

Akshay_Budhkar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5it is my pleasure
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