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May 10th, 2015, 01:26 AM   #1
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How do I simplify the term in red box into the underlined term?
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 May 10th, 2015, 03:01 AM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,380 Thanks: 2011 By multiplying both sides by $\displaystyle 6x^{2/3}y^{1/2}$, $\displaystyle \frac16x^{-2/3}y^{1/2} = \frac{1}{10}x^{1/3}y^{-1/2}$ gives $\displaystyle y = \frac{6}{10}x = 3x/5$.

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