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Simplifying Expression with Exponents

Postby Tomtom on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:01 pm

3^5(3^-2 + 3^-3)
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Hope this explains as I was unable how to figure out how to make exponents on my laptop.
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Postby stapel_eliz on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:08 am

Tomtom wrote:

Where are you stuck? You converted the negative exponents to positives, converted the fractions to common denominators, simplified, and... then what?

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Please be complete. Thank you!

Tomtom wrote:Hope this explains as I was unable how to figure out how to make exponents on my laptop.

To learn how to format math as text, please review this article. :wink:
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Re: Simplifying Expression with Exponents

Postby Tomtom on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:27 pm

Sorry my apologies,I neglected to write that I have no idea to solve.
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Postby stapel_eliz on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:17 am

Tomtom wrote:Sorry my apologies,I neglected to write that I have no idea to solve.

If you mean "simplify", then a good start would probably be with the steps listed earlier. Two steps have already been given to you. :wink:
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