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yrivers36

  • 4 years ago

Use properties of exponents to simplify the expression. Answer should not include any negative exponents. Please explain steps. (a^-1/2)^4/3 Thank you!

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  1. dpaInc
    • 4 years ago
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    this is a power of a power. what do you do with the exponents? |dw:1333139611724:dw|

  2. yrivers36
    • 4 years ago
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    What I did with this problem was flip it and made it the denomenator and put 1 as the numerator

  3. yrivers36
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    |dw:1333139712505:dw|

  4. 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?

  5. yrivers36
    • 4 years ago
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    I think that I add them getting 1/a^11/6

  6. dpaInc
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    |dw:1333139867932:dw| you still thing you add them?

  7. dpaInc
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    *think*

  8. yrivers36
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    ummm multiply

  9. dpaInc
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    yep. in power of a power case, you multiply them... so what's your answer?

  10. yrivers36
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    1/a^2/3

  11. dpaInc
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    very nice! well done.. :)

  12. yrivers36
    • 4 years ago
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    Thank you so much!!!

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