## SugarRainbow 2 years ago simplify (2e^3)^2 help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. ChmE

exponents like that can be multiplied

2. Dido525

|dw:1352266582623:dw|

3. SugarRainbow

4*e^6

4. SugarRainbow

wait so can i multiply the exponents in this problem too? (4*e^2/e^5)^-1

5. Dido525

Yes.

6. Dido525

Or take the reciprocal.

7. Dido525

anything to ^=1 means you take the reciprocal. Or you can multiply the exponents out if you want.

8. SugarRainbow

so is that simplest form if i get 4^-1*e^-2/e^-5?

9. Dido525

I would go one step further and go: |dw:1352267225491:dw|

10. Dido525

3 steps :p . But oh well.

11. SugarRainbow

oh yeah you can't have a negative number as a denominator huh? and that's why you did reciprical to get rid of that?

12. Dido525

No you can. I just simplified it further.

13. Dido525

i went all out.

14. SugarRainbow

wait then why did you use reciprical? (i can't spell i'm sorry)

15. Dido525

I didn't need to. I just did.

16. SugarRainbow

oh okay