# [SOLVED] Can anyone help me simplify this...

• Jan 14th 2010, 03:10 PM
patrick3002
[SOLVED] Can anyone help me simplify this...
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5356/mathw.jpg
Can anyone help me solve this please!!

I need the steps to solve this using the properties of exponents.

• Jan 14th 2010, 03:17 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by patrick3002
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5356/mathw.jpg
Can anyone help me solve this please!!

I need the steps to solve this using the properties of exponents.

cube the first fraction and square the last ...

$\displaystyle \frac{27a^3}{b^6} \cdot b^7 \cdot \frac{4a^2}{9}$

make it all one fraction by multiplying ...

$\displaystyle \frac{27a^3 \cdot b^7 \cdot 4a^2}{b^6 \cdot 9}$

can you finish?
• Jan 14th 2010, 03:29 PM
patrick3002
Aw man! right under my nose! thanks so much!!!

$\displaystyle 12a^5b$

sweet! Could you tell me how u write the math in here? Like how you made the fraction bar and the multiplier symbol?

Thanks!
• Jan 14th 2010, 03:32 PM
pickslides
Quote:

Originally Posted by patrick3002

sweet! Could you tell me how u write the math in here? Like how you made the fraction bar and the multiplier symbol?

Have a look at http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...-tutorial.html
• Jan 14th 2010, 03:39 PM
patrick3002
Alright! Thanks a million!