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 December 2nd, 2013, 10:22 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) )^(a-b))/((x^(a-2b) )^(a+2b) ) P.S I tried to paste it in as a stacked fraction but it didn't work, sorry. December 2nd, 2013, 10:35 AM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,931 Thanks: 2205 The numerator = (x^(a+b))^(a-b) = x^((a + b)(a - b)) = x^(a� - b�)). December 2nd, 2013, 10:49 AM #3 Newbie   Joined: Dec 2013 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: Simplifying Exponent Equation Thank you skipjack for quick helpful reply! December 2nd, 2013, 12:15 PM #4 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,931 Thanks: 2205 Hence the fraction simplifies to x^(3b�). Tags equation, exponent, simplifying Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post I've Got The ^ Algebra 2 November 22nd, 2013 05:18 AM IHateFractions Algebra 7 November 17th, 2011 01:28 AM HFH Algebra 2 May 26th, 2010 04:19 PM IHateFractions Calculus 1 December 31st, 1969 04:00 PM I've Got The ^ Calculus 2 December 31st, 1969 04:00 PM

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