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kandsbbfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1358117374152:dw
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Simplify the x^12 and y^16 first
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Remember:\[(x^a)^b x^{a• b}\]
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kandsbbfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do i just simplify the exponents?
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We're simplifying them first, cause it's easier haha, we'll move on to the 240 after you simplify the exponents
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kandsbbfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so how do i simplify them?
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well since, \[(x^a)^b = x^{a•b}\] divide x^12 and y^16 by 4. What do you get?
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(I mean the powers of x and y)
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Wait, but 12/4 = 3, not 2. Also, it would be y^4
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
But moving on, now we simplify \[\sqrt[4]{2901}\] Do you have any idea on how to do this? (just asking)
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kandsbbfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no lol, but i really appreciate u teaching me
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No problem, I'm glad to help :) Well, first, we need to find a factor of 2901 that is a power of 4. (ex. 16, because 2^4 = 16)
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kandsbbfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how do we do that lol
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Here's a list of em: \[2^4 = 16\] \[3^4 = 81\] \[4^4 = 256\] \[5^4 = 625\] \[6^4 = 1296\] Are any of these numbers factors of 2901?
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kandsbbfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no i get dec. for all of them
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The number in the problem is 2901, right?
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nooceBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Alright, since we know 2401 = 7^4, we can take that out of the radical :) So we get, \[\sqrt[4]{2401x^{12}y^{16}} = 7x^3y^4\] Do you get it? :D
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