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  • one year ago

How would you got about simplifying this fraction raised to an exponent. (In comment section, will award medal)

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  1. Blondisaurus
    • one year ago
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    \[-\left( \frac{ 8 }{ 5 } \right)^{-2}\]

  2. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    hmmm negative exponents aren't allowed... anything with a negative exponent is rewritten as \[x^{-2} =\frac{1}{x^2}\]

  3. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    \[\frac{1}{(\frac{8}{5})^2}\]

  4. Blondisaurus
    • one year ago
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    Ohh i forgot that rule

  5. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    I'm ignoring the negative sign for now, but \[\frac{1}{\frac{64}{25}}\] and flip the second fraction

  6. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    \[-\frac{25}{64}\]

  7. UsukiDoll
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    now I put the - back on...

  8. Blondisaurus
    • one year ago
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    I see! You're awesome. Thanks a bunch!

  9. UsukiDoll
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    \[- \frac{1}{\frac{8}{5}}\] that 8/5 is squared ^^

  10. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    my latex is driving me to the fritz machine today xD

  11. UsukiDoll
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    \[-\frac{1}{\frac{64}{25}} \rightarrow -\frac{25}{64}\]

  12. Blondisaurus
    • one year ago
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    Oh ok

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