WILL GIVE MEDAL!! what is the value of (picture in comment box)

- CherokeeGutierrez

WILL GIVE MEDAL!! what is the value of (picture in comment box)

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- whovianchick

Negative exponents mean that you have to move the value to the numerator. Move the 2 and the x^-3 up, and you get 2x^3/y^5

- whovianchick

^ means the next number is an exponent, btw. So 2x^3 is Two x cubed

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- whovianchick

and y^5 is y to the power of 5

- CherokeeGutierrez

sooo.....i dont get it. lol help walk me thorugh it

- whovianchick

Okay, so the original equation is 1/2^-2 x^-3 y^5

- whovianchick

The numbers that have negative exponents are 2 and x

- whovianchick

If there's a negative exponent in the denominator, you want to move it to the numerator, and change the exponent to positive

- CherokeeGutierrez

ok....what now?

- whovianchick

So, if you move the 2^-2 to the top, you multiply it by the numerator, which is 1. You're left with 2. Pretty simple, 2 times 1

- whovianchick

Right now, the equation is 2/x^-3 y^5

- CherokeeGutierrez

but thats not one of the answers

- whovianchick

Now, you want to move the x^-3 up to the numerator. You do the same thing. Multiply the numerator by x^3, and you get 2x^3 / y^5 The y^5 stays on the bottom. That's fine.

- CherokeeGutierrez

the choices are: 16, -4, -1/32, or -16

- whovianchick

Um, none of those would work. You can't solve it with no equal sign. Was that the whole equation?

- CherokeeGutierrez

thoes are the choices for the answer to the problem

- whovianchick

We don't have any information on what to plug in for x or y, so it can't be solved. Are you 100% sure that's all the information you've been given, that picture and the answer choices?

- CherokeeGutierrez

oh! i forgot x=2 and y=4

- CherokeeGutierrez

sorry i thought it was on the picture

- CherokeeGutierrez

@whovianchick

- whovianchick

ok! I can help with that more now.

- CherokeeGutierrez

ok lol sorry

- anonymous

Hey girl come help me

- whovianchick

So, let's plug them in. It's 2(2)^3 over (4)^5.
The exponent for x is ONLY for x. Don't multiply x by two and then do the exponent, that's wrong. So, 2^3 is 8, times 2 is 16. 4^5 is 1024 (yes, big number, don't freak out.) You're left with 16/1024, or 1/64.

- CherokeeGutierrez

but thats not one of the choices. you mean 1/32?

- anonymous

@whovianchick

- anonymous

i need help

- CherokeeGutierrez

i mean -1/32? @whovianchick

- CherokeeGutierrez

like i said the choices are the choices are: 16, -4, -1/32, or -16 @whovianchick

- whovianchick

Wait no that's wrong, I did something wrong. When you plug it in, you get -1/32

- whovianchick

I think that's it. Sorry! That would've been helpful to have the values at first

- whovianchick

Yeah

- CherokeeGutierrez

ok thank you for your help. @whovianchick

- whovianchick

what do you want @number1gamer18

- anonymous

I NEED HELP

- whovianchick

on what?

- anonymous

what comes after

- whovianchick

I can't find a question in the feed

- anonymous

68

- whovianchick

I'm not freaking stupid. Leave me alone

- anonymous

no but i do need help

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