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    simplify

    need help on a step by step approach to doing these and similar

    i can do the basic ones but when they add fractions etc i get lost
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic View Post
    need help on a step by step approach to doing these and similar

    i can do the basic ones but when they add fractions etc i get lost
    Hi

    i Hope u mean

    \frac{48a^4y^{-5}}{\frac{1}{8}y^{-3}a^{\frac{1}{2}}}

    (48\times8)a^4a^{-\frac{1}{2}}y^{-5}y^3

    Then use the law of indices to continue ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathaddict View Post
    Hi

    i Hope u mean

    \frac{48a^4y^{-5}}{\frac{1}{8}y^{-3}a^{\frac{1}{2}}}

    (48\times8)a^4a^{-\frac{1}{2}}y^{-5}y^3

    Then use the law of indices to continue ..
    yeah i got the indices laws down but could you explain how you got times 8 plz silly question but need to clarify
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic View Post
    yeah i got the indices laws down but could you explain how you got times 8 plz silly question but need to clarify
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\frac{48}{\frac{1}{8}}=48\times\frac{8}{1} <br />
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