October 13th, 2016, 12:32 PM  #1 
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simplify,expressing the final result without using zero or negative integers as exponents [5^(2n+1)+25^n]/[5^2n+5^(1+n)] 
October 13th, 2016, 03:04 PM  #2 
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This is NOT abstract algebra. It is elementary algebra. $\dfrac{5^{(2n + 1)} + 25^n}{5^{2n} + 5^{(1 + n)}} = \dfrac{5^{(2n + 1)} + (5^2)^n}{5^{2n} + 5^{(1 + n)}} = \dfrac{5^{(2n + 1)} + 5^{2n}}{5^{2n} + 5^{(1 + n)}}.$ Now what? 
October 13th, 2016, 09:01 PM  #3 
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