How can I simplify into ? Please give all stages.

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- Sep 29th 2007, 08:38 AMp.numminenExponent n as a whole number
How can I simplify into ? Please give all stages.

- Sep 29th 2007, 08:58 AMearboth
- Sep 29th 2007, 09:48 AMp.numminen
What rule is there to justify taking the minus sign out of the parentheses?

Shouldn't be rewritten either as or as ? - Sep 30th 2007, 08:18 AMtopsquark
- Sep 30th 2007, 12:47 PMSoroban
Hello, p.numminen!

Quote:

Simplify: .

We have: .

. .