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anonymous
 one year ago
I need help !!);
x^3/5

x^1/4
anonymous
 one year ago
I need help !!); x^3/5  x^1/4

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Owlcoffee
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ \frac{ x^3 }{ 5 } }{ \frac{ x^1 }{ 4 } }\] Whenever you deal with a division of fractions, the technique to divide them is quite simple, you flip one of them and multiply them instead: \[\frac{ \frac{ a }{ b } }{ \frac{ x }{ y } }=(\frac{ a }{ b })(\frac{ y }{ x })\] So, applying it: \[\frac{ \frac{ x^3 }{ 5 } }{ \frac{ x^1 }{ 4 } } =(\frac{ x^3 }{ 5 })(\frac{ 4 }{ x^1 })\]

Owlcoffee
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's incorrect, "x" is a variable and you should multiply the constant with it. Notice how there is another x, on the denominator you can cancel: \[(\frac{ x^3 }{ 5 })(\frac{ 4 }{ x^1 })=(\frac{ x^2 }{ 5 })(\frac{ 4 }{ 1 })\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh got it thank you!
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