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Could somebody please help me study for a prealgebra test? I have some questions.
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Could somebody please help me study for a prealgebra test? I have some questions.
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We will be here to answer your questions :)
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay thanks! I really appreciate it.
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay. sooo, this is really broad, but I don't understand negative exponents.... At all.
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
So you got some specific questions or do you want me or us to explain you negative exponents from scratch?
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ummmmmmm. Why does a negative exponent make a fraction? I don't understand the basic concept.
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Negative exponents simply means this: \[a^{x} = {1 \over a^x}\]
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
yea slaaibak got it
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes but why are they defined that way?
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
it is simple
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
do you know \[a^x \times a^y= a^{x+y}\]
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
now say we want \[a^x \times a^y = 1\]
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well yeah I do sorry.
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You'd made one negative!!! AHHH I GET IT!
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
so when we solve that we get \[a^{x+y}= 1 = a^0\]
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
thats good! You get it :D
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Teehee! Wow that just clicked. My math teacher didn't explain it that way.......
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
its my pleasure helping you click it :D
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So another thing, how do you deal with #s with exponents in a fraction?
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Give an example please?
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ummmm. How do you make fractions with this equation thing?
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
3 over 4 \[3 \over 4\]
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Use this code: {1 over 2} would be \[{1 \over 2}\]
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
... Um can I just say it?
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
yea what is your doubt? i do not comprehend it
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay so if you had y^5 times 2^3 over y^4 times x^2.
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Or something to that effect.
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
\[ y^5 \times 2^3 \over y^4 \times x^2.\]
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[{ y^{5} * 2^3 \over y^4 * x^2}\]
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
is that your query?
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You're faster than me xD
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
i am not lol
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If 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: \[{1 \over y^5} * {8 \over x^2 * y^4}\]
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
put*, not but
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Then, you can multiply similar variables with eachother and add the powers. it becomes: \[8 \over y^9 * x^2\]
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What are you talking about?
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
about the question you asked
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I made a spelling mistake in my post.
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah but how did you get y^9?
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I know you have to add... Or subtract the exponents or something.
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slaaibak Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[y^4 * y^5 = y^{5 + 4}\]
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
the main aim of such questions is to convert your negative exponents into positive by taking its reciprocal
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Um one more thing. How would you get {1 over 9} % of 90. Or something like that.
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Aw shoot. I messed up the thing.
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MetalPen Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[{1 \over 9}\]
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
percent is always divided by 100
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
so 1/9 percent is \[(1/9 ) \over 100 = 1\over900\]
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
1/900
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
of 90 is 1/900 of 90.. of implies multiplication
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
so it is 1/900 times 90 = 90/900 = 1/10
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Yes yes I get it.
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That makes sense! Okay that's all! And I have to go. Thank you so much. ^.^
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Akshay_Budhkar Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
it is my pleasure
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