If you are given:
then what you've done is correctly apply the property of exponents .
However, if you are given:
then there isn't much you can do to simplify that I know of.
Hi,
I just stumbled on a problem in my math work.
My job is to simplify/reduce the following exponentiation:
4^(x+1)^{x-1}
My solution for it is following:
4^(x+1)^{x-1} = 4^(x+1)(x-1) = 4^x^{2}-1
But I got a feeling, that it's wrong. So I want to know, what I'm doing wrong.
Thanks.
First there is the matter of notation. Please note that is not the same as
I will presume that the problem is
So looking only at the exponent we have
If you need more, let us know.
I'm rather curious about this. I can see no way to put the original expression into something that it can be reduced to.
-Dan
I've tried working with the tip (thanks), and my current result is the following:
4^{(x+1)^x * (x+1)^-1} = 4^{1/x+1^(-x) * 1/x+1 Again, am I not sure, if I'm doing it right. So it would be nice with a little more.}