## Mysterioussinger 2 years ago can someone help me solve this please asap Simplify the expression 3/5^2

1. juciystar234

So is that $\frac{ 3 }{ 5 } \times$

2. juciystar234

i mean x 2

3. juciystar234

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4. Mysterioussinger

a fraction 3/5 the exponent 2

5. juciystar234

Ok hold on

6. Mysterioussinger

k thnx

7. juciystar234

Yeah I cant get it.. Lol hold on im still trying

8. Mysterioussinger

ok take your time i have other questions too

9. juciystar234

Ok so wouldn't it be 9/25?

10. juciystar234

Idk that's what my parents said... :P

11. zaynahf

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12. Mysterioussinger

can u explain how you got that

13. juciystar234

Oh so then like 3/25? right?

14. Mysterioussinger

@zaynahf the second one

15. Mysterioussinger

im not sure because i put the 9/25 one as my choice but im not done yet

16. zaynahf

Yep, then @juciystar234 's answer was right, it wouldlook like:|dw:1358380509913:dw|

17. Mysterioussinger

thank you ihave other questions

18. zaynahf

Sure

19. Mysterioussinger

ok umm |x-1/5|=3

20. Mysterioussinger

what grade are u in @zaynahf

21. zaynahf

|dw:1358380954235:dw| High school

22. Mysterioussinger

can u tell me what x is im very confused

23. zaynahf

Well for the first part, subtract 1/5 from 3, what do you get?

24. Mysterioussinger

-2.8?

25. zaynahf

Why negative?

26. Mysterioussinger

iput it on a calculator and thts what it gave me umm no negative?

27. Mysterioussinger

u there

28. zaynahf

Its just 2.8.Then, you take the negative of htat, and x = -2.8 Now do the same for the second one, and make sure you plug them back in and check them

29. Mysterioussinger

ok hold on

30. Mysterioussinger

its hard i dont understand and i have my whole algebra 1 semester exam i dont understand

31. Mysterioussinger

can u help me

32. zaynahf