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    Simple Problem

    I have the following problem.

    How many yards of material from a 24-yard length of cloth remain after 3 pieces, each 3^1/2 yards long, and 5 pieces, each 2^1/4 yards long, are removed?
    Please post the answer with something to the power of.

    Thank you.
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    I see this as \displaystyle 24-(3\times 3^{\frac{1}{2}}+5\times 2^{\frac{1}{4}} )

    Can you simplify this?
    Last edited by pickslides; February 15th 2011 at 08:35 PM.
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    No, I can't

    No I can't possibly do it. Can you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat86 View Post
    Please post the answer with something to the power of.
    We are finished. ;-)
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