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March 13th, 2011, 10:32 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 24 Thanks: 0  Simplify this expression
(5^3n . 16^n / 50^2n . 4^n) / (125/16)^n Sorry if it is confusing to read, but how is this simplified? If someone could help that would be great? 
March 14th, 2011, 08:24 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,765 Thanks: 1014 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Simplify this expression
(5^3n . 16^n / 50^2n . 4^n) / (125/16)^n 
March 14th, 2011, 08:26 AM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,766 Thanks: 4  Re: Simplify this expression Could we cancel to simplify further? Unless ?!!!!!!!!!!?!?! (Insert Twilight Zone music here) Ok... now I'm more curious about how to get my math and English to be "colinear". Changing fort size didn't help 
March 14th, 2011, 08:40 AM  #4  
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,765 Thanks: 1014 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Simplify this expression Quote:
 
March 14th, 2011, 08:48 AM  #5 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,766 Thanks: 4  Re: Simplify this expression
Of course, "simple" is in the eye of the piholder. I appreciate the rogue (elementary) algebra teacher who will let the students leave radicals in the denominator.


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