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May 1st, 2016, 04:14 PM  #11 
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There are two things you need to know for that. Firstly, $(ab)^c = a^cb^c$. Secondly, $a^ba^c = a^{b + c}$. So for example, $\dfrac{1}{5}(7x^2)^{4/5} = \dfrac{1}{5}\cdot7^{4/5}x^{8/5}$ Keep expanding like that and you should get the right hand side. 
May 1st, 2016, 04:50 PM  #12  
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May 1st, 2016, 05:37 PM  #13 
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May 1st, 2016, 06:29 PM  #14 
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I've put a reply into that thread, which I encourage the OP to read.

May 4th, 2016, 01:33 PM  #15 
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I want to add again my annoyance that the Latex code for "nth root" is "\sqrt[n]{x}"! This is titled "How to differentiate square root with a small number to the left" when, in fact, it has nothing to do with the a square root!


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