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February 27th, 2012, 09:10 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2012 Posts: 15 Thanks: 0  Exponent Laws
((5k^3 x k^2)/(k))^2(((k)^5 x k^2)/(5k^2)) heres my attempt but i cant get it , i know the answer is 5k^13. (after i simplify) (25k^ x ((k)^5/(5)) = 5k^3 plz help 
February 27th, 2012, 10:16 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2012 Posts: 15 Thanks: 0  Re: Expontent Laws
nvm i just realized my mistake 5 minutes after i posted sorry.

February 28th, 2012, 09:48 AM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,988 Thanks: 995  Re: Expontent Laws
Please do not use "x" as multiplication sign; standard is now "*" You had this to simplify: Code: 5 * k^3 * k^2 ^2 * (k)^5 * k^2 k  5 * k^2 Code: 5 * k^3 * k^2 ^2 k So now you need only worry about (k)^5 * k^2 And that simplifies to k^7 So wrap up: 5k^6 * (k^7) = 5k^13 That's just a suggestion as to steps to follow; in other words, do the easiest/obvious first. 

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