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lyzzy7

  • 3 years ago

What is the simplified form of the expression? (y^–5)^–10y^10 a. y^–60 b. y^60 c. y^–150 d. y^150

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  1. lyzzy7
    • 3 years ago
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    @Zale101

  2. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    first focus on simplifying (y^–5)^–10

  3. jim_thompson5910
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    how do you do this?

  4. jim_thompson5910
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    here's a similar example (x^2)^7 = x^(2*7) = x^(14)

  5. lyzzy7
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    i dont know either of them..

  6. jim_thompson5910
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    notice how I simplified (x^2)^7

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    I just multiplied the exponents to get x^(14)

  8. lyzzy7
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    oh im ctching on now. y^50

  9. jim_thompson5910
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    good

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    so (y^–5)^–10y^10 turns into y^50*y^10

  11. jim_thompson5910
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    how would you simplify y^50*y^10

  12. lyzzy7
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    y^ 50+10 = y^60

  13. jim_thompson5910
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    nailed it

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