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sasogeek

  • 3 years ago

when you divide 2 terms with variables, each with coefficients in parenthesis, and outside the parenthesis, both terms have same exponents but the coefficients are different, do you divide the coefficients and make the variables the same and subtract the exponents?

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  1. sasogeek
    • 3 years ago
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    eg. (20x)^2 / (5x)^2 =400x^2 / 25x^2=16x^0 ?

  2. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    thats correct and equal to 16.

  3. sasogeek
    • 3 years ago
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    ok thanks :)

  4. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    or u can do like this: \(\large\frac{(20x)^2}{(5x)^2}=(20x/5x)^2=4^2=16\)

  5. sasogeek
    • 3 years ago
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    ok thanks, interesting concept xD

  6. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    welcome :)

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