Simplify

- anonymous

Simplify

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- kidrah69

When you multiply u add when you divide you subtract the exponents :)

- anonymous

Can you go step by step with me ?

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- kidrah69

Whats 9-5?

- anonymous

I can help, too. You need to apply one of the rules of exponents.

- kidrah69

9-4 my bad

- anonymous

Let me show this to you in expanded form:

- anonymous

5

- kidrah69

Yes :) 5 .... so the answer is?

- anonymous

A ?

- anonymous

@kidrah69

- anonymous

The answer is a^5, so yes you are correct :)

- anonymous

Can you help with more ?

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@Aureyliant

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Sure!

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- anonymous

Tell me your understanding of this problem first. Then we can go from there.

- anonymous

I'm sorry, but I don't give the answer to problems just like that

- anonymous

Ok, Can you work it out with me step by step ?

- anonymous

Sure :)

- anonymous

So at first, this may seem very confusing with all those variables and exponents. If you're a beginner at this, try putting all the variables into expanded form like this:

- anonymous

It does seem confusing to me.

- anonymous

\[r*r*s*s*s*s*t/r*r*s*t*t*t\]

- anonymous

Ok now what

- anonymous

So, all you need to do now is cancel out whatever is repeating in both the numerator and denominator.

- anonymous

Like this:

- anonymous

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- anonymous

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- anonymous

Does the picture contain a ( 7,s,and a E ??

- anonymous

You lost me now. But continue

- anonymous

It's a r, s, t

- anonymous

Sorry my handwriting isn't the best

- anonymous

It is like subtracting the exponents that have the like bases.

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

Once you get the hang of this, you don't need to put the exponents into expanded form all the time. Just directly subtract.

- anonymous

Any questions or concerns?

- anonymous

I can give you a simpler example if you'd like.

- anonymous

Iim sorry. I dont get math i never get anything in math !

- anonymous

Im *

- anonymous

I used to be like you, trust me, Algebra is easier once you are familiar with it more. I actually just completed my Algebra 1 course a few weeks ago haha

- anonymous

Can you give me a simpler way that my dumb self could probably understand ?

- anonymous

Don't think negative! Everyone is smart in their own way. Personally, Algebra 1 is my weakest subject but I try my best. Here's an easy example:

- anonymous

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- anonymous

This is called the quotient of powers property. Would you like me to elaborate more? :)

- anonymous

Sure -.-

- anonymous

Sorry I was lagging...

- anonymous

oh

- anonymous

And the thread was lost and I was searching for it.

- anonymous

Its storming really bad , Im gonna have to go soon.

- anonymous

Tell me where you're having trouble. We can go from there

- anonymous

And okay :)

- anonymous

Well i dont understand any of it.

- anonymous

Are you by any chance virtual-schooled?

- anonymous

Because I know several videos I could help you access to understand this concept better

- anonymous

I am. Going back to school soon and it will be even worse because ill have 5000 math classes and not understand any of them.

- anonymous

You went to another question D:

- anonymous

Im going now. Bye

- anonymous

Sorry..

- anonymous

....

- anonymous

Next time dont But it while that person was helping me saying that (you will help too) When you actually dont.

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