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    Simplifying Exponential Expression

    Any help on the following question would be great. Thanks!




    I know this expression can be rewritten as:
    , but I'm not sure if that helps in solving the problem.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by mathguy20; April 25th 2011 at 09:33 AM.
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    This might help:

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    Ackbeet, thank you very much for the quick reply!

    -12x^y / 6
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    Yes, I would agree with your working so far. What's 12/6?
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    The easiest step!



    Thanks again for the help!
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    Looks good to me. You're very welcome!
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