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December 2nd, 2013, 11:22 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2013 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Simplifying Exponent Equation
Hello, I'm having trouble understanding how to simplify this exponent equation.. I'm sure it's probably simple. Any help would be very appreciated, Thank you. ((x^(a+b) )^(ab))/((x^(a2b) )^(a+2b) ) P.S I tried to paste it in as a stacked fraction but it didn't work, sorry. 
December 2nd, 2013, 11:35 AM  #2 
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The numerator = (x^(a+b))^(ab) = x^((a + b)(a  b)) = x^(a²  b²)).

December 2nd, 2013, 11:49 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2013 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0  Re: Simplifying Exponent Equation
Thank you skipjack for quick helpful reply!

December 2nd, 2013, 01:15 PM  #4 
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Hence the fraction simplifies to x^(3b²).


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