channie2003
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(5√ab)^10 The 5 is actually much smaller :)



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seancashmere
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is that ab^10/5?

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

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

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is that the 5th root of ab?

channie2003
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yeah 5th rt of ab^10

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

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

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channie2003
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would ab^2 be correct or am i thinking all wrong?

seancashmere
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You got it!

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

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(ab)^2

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$$(ab)^2$$

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I say it first, Skull says it better!

channie2003
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Oh my thank you guys so much Ugh I really dont get along with math at all :)

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