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  • 4 years ago

Simplify. Do not use negative exponents in the answer. Y−5 · y

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  1. anonymous
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    it should actually read y^-5y

  2. anonymous
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    any number raised to a negative power is equivalent to 1 divided by that number raised to a positive power

  3. anonymous
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    x^-y = 1/x^y

  4. anonymous
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    thank you

  5. anonymous
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    sure, would you like to write the answer so i can check it?

  6. anonymous
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    sure give me a minute pls

  7. anonymous
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    y^-5y = y5y= y^6 ?

  8. anonymous
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    not quite

  9. anonymous
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    ohhh pls help me understand more

  10. anonymous
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    ok

  11. anonymous
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    see how i said that x^-y = 1/x^y ?

  12. anonymous
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    alll you need to do is put the number in the denominator and get rid of the negative sign in front of the exponent

  13. anonymous
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    y^y/5 ?

  14. anonymous
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    a litter closer

  15. anonymous
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    5/y^y?

  16. anonymous
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    do I add the 'y's?

  17. anonymous
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    nope

  18. anonymous
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    you ignore the exponents for now and concentrate on only the negative sign

  19. anonymous
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    for example, 4^-1 = 1/4^1 = 1/4

  20. anonymous
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    so is it 1/y^5y?

  21. anonymous
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    wait

  22. anonymous
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    ok ok

  23. anonymous
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    you have the right answer

  24. anonymous
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    ohhhh tytytyty :)

  25. anonymous
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    just for another example for when you see fractions with negative exponents. x^-x/y^-y = y^y/x^x

  26. anonymous
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    just reverse the numerator and denominator and remove the negative sign from the exponent

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