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(a^5b^3) (a^4b^5)
Do I multiply for add the exponents? E.g. would I have a^9 or a^20? Thank you!
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(a^5b^3) (a^4b^5) Do I multiply for add the exponents? E.g. would I have a^9 or a^20? Thank you!
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You add the exponents in this case
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh my goodness... THANK YOU!!!!! Last time I had to ask this question, I was forced to wait 10 minutes for a wrong answer.
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you're welcome
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So it is a^9andb^8 correct?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
THANK YOU! Can you answer one more quick question, please?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so \[\Large a^9b^8\]
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(2hi^3)(2h^2ij^3)
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
multiply 2 and 2 to get?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Would it be 4h^3i^4j^7?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The term for j is j^3 since the first expression doesn't have any j terms
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
or because (2hi^3)(2h^2ij^3) really is (2hi^3j^0)(2h^2ij^3)
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So i'm not sure how you're getting 4+3 = 7
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
4h^2i^3j^12?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What are the exponents for j in (2hi^3j^0)(2h^2ij^3) ???
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do I not multiply 2 and 2?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes those are the coefficients
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
to get the final exponent for j
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So the answer is \[\Large 4h^3i^4j^3\]
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Thank you!!
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay now, another one! :D ([3^2]^3g^5h^8)^2
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What is [3^2]^3
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you mind if I do the problem by myself, and I'll give you my answer and see if I'm right?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Stay with me, please! :)
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
729g^10h^16
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no it's not correct
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
3^2 is 9 So [3^2]^3 = 9^3 = 729 This means ([3^2]^3g^5h^8)^2 becomes (729g^5h^8)^2
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
did you get that as one of your steps?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Then you square everything inside
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
tell me what you get
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
531,411g^10h^13
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes, but I would get rid of the comma....computer answer systems don't like commas
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh yes, 16 not 13
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
use only commas to separate out answers (like ordered pairs), don't enter commas for large numbers
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so the answer is 531411g^10h^16 which looks like \[\Large 531411g^{10}h^{16}\]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what's wrong?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
x(x^4)(x^6)
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So x(x^4)(x^6) is the same as x^1(x^4)(x^6) or x^1 times x^4 times x^6
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
x(x^4)(x^6) = x^11
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay, one more question! :)
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1343517212128:dw
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
base is \(\large 5n^3\) ? and height is \(\large 2n^3\) ?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no height in 2n^2
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and they want the area?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Express the area of the triangle as monomial.
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
multiply the two expressions, then cut that result in half to get the area of the triangle
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you're welcome
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oops, I lied. More problems. I might force you to stick around for a bit, but I'm sure I've got this! :)
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Why not answer all the ones you can and post them all at once. Remember to post the answers right along with the question Like in the form # 1 Question: .... Answer: .... ====================================== # 2 Question: .... Answer: .... etc etc
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(5g^4h^4)^3 125g^7h^7
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That should save time
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no, now you're multiplying exponents
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ex: (x^2)^3 = x^(2*3) = x^6
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
125g^12h^12, right?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(2a^4b)^2/16b^5
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
how do I do this?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what is (2a^4b)^2 simplify to?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
where did the x2 come from?
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
multiplying a^2 with 2 therefore 2a^4
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you mean multiply the exponent 4 with 2 to get 8 So a^4 becomes a^8 So (2a^4b)^2 becomes 4a^8b^2
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BagelsAreIcelandicBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay... now what? :0
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So (2a^4b)^2/16b^5 becomes 4a^8b^2/16b^5
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so 4/16 = ??? a^8b^2 over b^5 = ???
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
close a^8b^2 over b^5 becomes a^8 over b^3
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but 4/16 is NOT 1/8
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RomeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
When I have problems seeing if I have to add or multiply exponents what I do is expand everything. For example let's take \[(a^5) *(a^4)\]let's expand that \[(a *a*a*a*a)*(a*a*a*a)\] Which is basically \[a^9\]
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