how do you simplify this ?
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Originally Posted by Anemori how do you simplify this ?
Originally Posted by Anemori how do you simplify this ? does it help to know that ?
You're looking for what number raised to the fifth power equals 32. 2x2x2x2x2=32 Since you have an odd numbered root (5th root) the negative sign is ok. I'm not sure if there's something else you're looking for but -2 is as simple as it gets.
Originally Posted by Anemori how do you simplify this ? Because x^5, where the exponent is odd (odd number of integers multiplied by 1 negative integer is always negative), you can treat as: (-)(32^(1/5))
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