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    Simplifying rational expression

    (a^4)(√a(a^5))
    Hopefully that makes sense.
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    Re: Simplifying rational expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Braedong View Post
    (a^4)(√a(a^5))
    Hopefully that makes sense.
    Do you mean a^4 \cdot \sqrt[3]{a(a^5)} or a^4 \cdot \sqrt[3]{a} \cdot a^5

    You would do well to recall the exponent laws, namely the one that says m^n \cdot m^p = m^{n+p} and the one that says \sqrt[n]{m} = m^{1/n}
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    Re: Simplifying rational expression

    I actually figured it out on my own. I meant the first one anyway.
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    Re: Simplifying rational expression

    May I ask why you titled this "Simplifying rational expression" when there is no rational expression involved?
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