## channie2003 2 years ago Back to this frustrating problem (5√ab)^10 The 5 is actually much smaller :)

1. seancashmere

is that ab^10/5?

2. skullpatrol

Rule of exponents for a power of a power: \$\$(a^m)^n= a^{mn}\$\$

3. skullpatrol

To find a power of a power you multiply the exponents.

4. seancashmere

is that the 5th root of ab?

5. channie2003

yeah 5th rt of ab^10

6. skullpatrol

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7. seancashmere

oh, the 10 is outside of the parenthesis! Yes, skull is right then!

8. seancashmere

it would be ab^(1/5*10)

9. skullpatrol

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10. channie2003

would ab^2 be correct or am i thinking all wrong?

11. seancashmere

You got it!

12. seancashmere

make sure you keep the parentheses around the a and the b.

13. seancashmere

(ab)^2

14. skullpatrol

\$\$(ab)^2\$\$

15. seancashmere

I say it first, Skull says it better!

16. channie2003

Oh my thank you guys so much Ugh I really dont get along with math at all :)

17. skullpatrol

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18. seancashmere

pleasure! I try to help others because I can not do my own work!