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Use properties of exponents to simplify the expression. Answer should not include any negative exponents. Please explain steps.
(a^-1/2)^4/3
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dpaInc
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this is a power of a power. what do you do with the exponents?
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yrivers36
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What I did with this problem was flip it and made it the denomenator and put 1 as the numerator
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dpaInc
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ok.. that's good. but still, look at the denominator now... you still have a "power of a power". What do you do to the exponents in this case?
yrivers36
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I think that I add them getting 1/a^11/6
dpaInc
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you still thing you add them?
dpaInc
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*think*
yrivers36
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ummm multiply
dpaInc
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yep. in power of a power case, you multiply them... so what's your answer?
yrivers36
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1/a^2/3
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very nice! well done.. :)
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Thank you so much!!!