My Math Forum  

Go Back   My Math Forum > High School Math Forum > Algebra

Algebra Pre-Algebra and Basic Algebra Math Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
March 26th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Joined: Mar 2010

Posts: 2
Thanks: 0

Exponential simplification

So this is probably a ridiculously simple question for all you math geniuses out there, but I'm trying to simplify these exponentials and I keep getting the wrong answer. I get 16^(k) * 8^(-2k) * 2^(-2k) and have been asked to simplify. I keep getting 1/256^(3k), but maple is telling me the correct answer is 16^(-k). I'm not sure where I've gone wrong here.

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Nick
literacola is offline  
 
March 26th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #2
Global Moderator
 
greg1313's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City

Posts: 7,968
Thanks: 1152

Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond
Re: Exponential simplification





bases are the same: add the exponents





greg1313 is offline  
March 26th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Joined: Mar 2010

Posts: 2
Thanks: 0

Re: Exponential simplification

Hey thanks! Same bases...duh.

Great avatar! I love Miles!
literacola is offline  
Reply

  My Math Forum > High School Math Forum > Algebra

Tags
exponential, simplification



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
simplification arron1990 Algebra 3 August 14th, 2012 04:50 AM
Simplification Jakarta Algebra 3 August 4th, 2012 10:45 AM
Need some help with simplification p3aul Algebra 5 January 23rd, 2011 09:11 PM
simplification Delta Algebra 3 May 18th, 2009 12:52 PM
simplification arron1990 Calculus 1 December 31st, 1969 04:00 PM





Copyright © 2019 My Math Forum. All rights reserved.