hi, this is my question:

? 2????????? 3

2ab divided ab

???????????3?4

would it = 2ab

PLEASE IGNORE THE ?s I NEED THEM THERE SO THE NUMBERS WILL BE ABOVE THE LETTERS. ON THE QUESTION 2 IS ABOVE a AND 3 IS ABOVE b.

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- Nov 7th 2009, 06:16 AMandyboy179indices
hi, this is my question:

? 2????????? 3

2ab divided ab

???????????3?4

would it = 2ab

PLEASE IGNORE THE ?s I NEED THEM THERE SO THE NUMBERS WILL BE ABOVE THE LETTERS. ON THE QUESTION 2 IS ABOVE a AND 3 IS ABOVE b. - Nov 7th 2009, 08:23 AMHallsofIvy
- Nov 7th 2009, 08:28 AMandyboy179
- Nov 7th 2009, 12:31 PMskeeter
- Nov 8th 2009, 04:55 AMandyboy179
- Nov 8th 2009, 05:41 AMskeeter
no.

you need a lesson on exponents ...

Exponents: Basic Rules

go through all 5 pages thoroughly. - Nov 8th 2009, 06:01 AMHallsofIvy
Or simply that $\displaystyle

\frac{2a^2 b}{ab^3} = \frac{2 \cdot a \cdot a \cdot b}{a \cdot b \cdot b \cdot b} = 2\left(\frac{a}{a}\right)\left(a\right)\left(\frac {b}{b}\right)\left(\frac{1}{b^2}\right)$

And $\displaystyle \frac{a}{a}= \frac{b}{b}= 1$.