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    Hi everyone,
    I am having trouble with an indices problem, which i tried several times but couldn't figure out. Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

    [8^(2n-1) x 12^(n+2)] / [(6^n) x 18]

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    Last edited by angelaaa; November 17th 2011 at 04:46 AM.
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    Re: Indice Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by angelaaa View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I am having trouble with an indices problem, which i tried several times but couldn't figure out. Your help would be greatly appreciated!!
    My psychic powers are a little off today, would you be so kind as to post the problem you want help with please?
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    Re: Indice Problem

    hahaha i accidentally clicked post before writing it
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    Re: Indice Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by angelaaa View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I am having trouble with an indices problem, which i tried several times but couldn't figure out. Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

    8^(2n-1) x 12^(n+2) / (6^n) x 18
    \begin{gathered}  8^{2n - 1}  = 2^{6n - 3}  \hfill \\  12^{n + 2}  = 2^{2n + 4}  \cdot 3^{n + 2}  \hfill \\  6^n  = 2^n  \cdot 3^n  \hfill \\  18 = 2 \cdot 3^2  \hfill \\ \end{gathered}
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