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anonymous

  • 4 years ago

simplify: a to the power of 27/ a to the power of 19

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  1. anonymous
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    \[a^{8}\]

  2. anonymous
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    \[a^m/a^n=a ^{m-n}\]

  3. anonymous
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    wait shouldn't it be a fraction..??

  4. anonymous
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    no because all you do is subtract the exponents. If there were coefficients there would possibly be a fraction if the coefficients did not come out to a whole number

  5. anonymous
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    for example: \[30x^{500}\div20^{490}\] you would be left with \[3x^{10}\div2\] but if the coefficients divide evenly into a whole number like:\[30x^{500}\div10^{490}\] you would only have \[3x^{10}\]

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    o... i see..

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