## GiggleSquid 3 years ago I keep getting this wrong, need help. Picture attached.

1. GiggleSquid

2. GiggleSquid

@lgbasallote you have a clue?

3. Hero

Hints: Negative exponent means inverse one-half power means square root

4. GiggleSquid

it keeps coming up odd when i calculate it

5. Hero

What did you get when you simplified it?

6. GiggleSquid

well i typed it and it wont send

7. GiggleSquid

$a^{5/2}b^{3/2}/(2)^{ab}$

8. Hero

That's what you got for the answer?

9. GiggleSquid

uhh, yeah, bit odd. Not sure what drove me there

10. Hero

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the answer isn't even close to that.

11. GiggleSquid

:( i know

12. Hero

Let's at least change the 1/2 into square roots: $$\large\frac{\sqrt{a^5b^3}}{(\sqrt{ab})^{-1}}$$

13. mathslover

14. Hero

Thanks @mathslover, I was in the middle of an explanation

15. GiggleSquid

OHHH! i see, i was working with the 1/2's incorrectly, thanks guys...

16. mathslover

Pleasure .. and sorry to break your explanation ..

17. mathslover

No problem @GiggleSquid .. best of luck

18. Hero

@mathslover, you should probably restrain yourself from doing that. It's kinda rude.

19. Hero

When new users do it, It's okay because they have no clue what's going on anyway. But when a user who has been here for a while does it, then I get upset.

20. mathslover

If there was a way to see that what r u typing then i would have stopped hero.. May be you are going kinda rude ..

21. ParthKohli

@mathslover Hmm, that is still not an excuse. You must have read the Code Of Conduct, which mentions not to give answers out.

22. mathslover

@ParthKohli ... only answers are rude. . but soln are not ..

23. mathslover

the user was getting wrong ... again and again as mentioned in the quetion .. So i attached with the drawing that helped him/her

24. ParthKohli

@Hero @mathslover We might want to indulge in chat, this is supposed to be a question that has already been solved.

25. Hero

In this case, it would have been good to guide the user to the result. He was obviously trying to understand how to get to the solution. He only needed a few hints and some advice, rather than post the entire solution all at once. You usually only do that when the user isn't present or if the user specifically requests it. Other than that, it is best to guide the users. Remember, this is a learning environment. Posting the entire solution isn't always as effective as you might believe @mathslover. Guiding is much more effective.

26. ParthKohli

I respect @Hero's opinion completely.

27. mathslover

@Hero : I also agree but hence i posted that as image . Well i dont want to make this as a debate

28. ParthKohli

Come to chat.

29. mathslover

why should i @ParthKohli ? Is their any discussion about MATHS there?

30. ParthKohli

No, I don't want to spoil this question. We'd continue our conversation here.