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skylar87
 3 years ago
help!!! simplify do not use negative exponents in the answer 12a 5th power / 2a 8th power
skylar87
 3 years ago
help!!! simplify do not use negative exponents in the answer 12a 5th power / 2a 8th power

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skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[12a ^{5}\2a ^{8}\] real problem

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Just to be clear, is this what you mean? \[\frac{12a^{5}}{2a^{8}}\]

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay, are you able to solve it *with* negative exponents?

skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I did not know how to make the line on here

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\frac{top}{bottom} Do that in the Equation editor, or within \[ and \ ]

skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nope it said do not use neg exponents and the 5 is 5 and the 8 is 8

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I know, but once we get to the final answer *with* negative exponents, we can get rid of them by rewriting the answer.

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Wait, are you saying it's to the power of 5 and 8?

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Which is correct—top or bottom? \[\frac{12a^{5}}{2a^{8}}\] \[\frac{12a^{5}}{2a^{8}}\]

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay, great. And there are no brackets, right? It's not \((12a)^{5}\)?

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So, to start, are you able to simplify the equation?

skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I could not find an exmaple in the book like mines so one of the problems in the exercise is like my real problem i need help to figure it out so i can solve mines

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know how to simplify exponents?

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When dividing like bases (in this case, \(a\)), you subtract the bottom exponent from the top. So, \(a^{(5)(8)}\).

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1As for your numeric constants, you just divide them (\(12 \div 2\))

skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so that will be 13

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1A doublenegative is a positive (in math).

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So what's your final answer?

skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do I do the samething if my problem has 12 x top and 8y bottom

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you mean like: \(\Large{\frac{12x}{8y}}\) ? No, those are different variables, so you cannot divide one by the other.

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You can simplify the numbers \(\Large{\frac{12}{8} = \frac{3}{2}}\), but that's all.

skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes with 6 at the top and 10 at the bottom

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ahh, so: \[\frac{12x^{6}}{8y^{10}}\] Nope, all you can simplify in this case is 12/8.

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, with the same exponents.

skylar87
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so there isn't any steps to break it down because my teacher keep saying show your work

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If they're different variables, you can't simplify them further.

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The only "work" you could show is dividing both the top and bottom by 4, to simplify your numeric fraction.

geoffb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\Large\frac{12x^{6}}{8y^{10}} \small\frac{\div 4}{\div 4}\]
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