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    Hello can I simplify this any further?
    24a^12 b^18 -2a^2 b^3 +1 ?

    is this the answer 22a^10 b^15 + 1 or is this wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
    Hello can I simplify this any further?
    24a^12 b^18 -2a^2 b^3 +1 ?

    is this the answer 22a^10 b^15 + 1 or is this wrong?
    hello
    you can factorize ,
    24a^{12}b^{18}-2a^{2}b^{3}+1=2a^2b^3(12a^{10}b^{15}-1)+1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoh View Post
    hello
    you can factorize ,
    24a^{12}b^{18}-2a^{2}b^{3}+1=2a^2b^3(12a^{10}b^{15}-1)+1
    Hello
    Thank you
    But just a question for future,can I take away like I did to get 22a^10 b^15 + 1
    or is this not allowed?
    Last edited by wolfhound; December 13th 2009 at 06:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
    Hello
    Thank you
    But just a question for future,can I take away like I did to get 22^10 + b^15 + 1
    or is this not allowed?
    would you please be clear ,what do you mean by 22^{10} ?
    in any case you can't go any further than the factorization i gave you (i think).
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
    Hello
    Thank you
    But just a question for future,can I take away like I did to get 22^10 + b^15 + 1
    or is this not allowed?
    No, you can only add and subtract the bases, or the leading coefficient of the x term if the power and the variables are the same.

    For example you can do:
    20x^2 - 4x^2 = 16x^2

    BUT YOU CANNOT DO:
    20x^3 - 4x^2 = 16x
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    I forgot the letter a
    sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by millerst View Post
    No, you can only add and subtract the bases, or the leading coefficient of the x term if the power and the variables are the same.

    For example you can do:
    20x^2 - 4x^2 = 16x^2

    BUT YOU CANNOT DO:
    20x^3 - 4x^2 = 16x

    24a^12 b^18 -2a^2 b^3 +1 ?

    is this answer 22a^10 b^15 + 1 wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
    24a^12 b^18 -2a^2 b^3 +1 ?

    is this answer 22a^10 b^15 + 1 wrong?
    yes it's wrong.
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