anonymous
  • anonymous
simplify the expression a^-5b^-4 over(fraction) a^-13b^8
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anonymous
  • anonymous
with negative exponents in a fraction, you can move them from the numerator to the denominator (or vise versa) and remove the negative sign in the exponent. this will help you simplify
anonymous
  • anonymous
can you write the whole problem out please ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
(a^-5 * b^-4) / (a^-13 * b^8) == (a^13) / (a^5 * b^12)

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anonymous
  • anonymous
now simplify
anonymous
  • anonymous
a^1b^5?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i'm not sure where you got those exponents from with what i wrote out, you need to simplify \[\frac{ a^{13} }{ a^5*b^{12} }\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh! so a^8 over b^12?!
anonymous
  • anonymous
correct!
anonymous
  • anonymous
was that a joke?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no
anonymous
  • anonymous
just checking thanks appreciate it!

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