I have a bunch of questions here. Some I am unsure about the answer, some I just can't do.
1. Simplify (2a7 x 50a3)-1/2
For this one I would assume you do inside the brackets first, and then do the power of negative 1/2, so: (100a10)-1/2... THIS is the answer I get: 0.1a-5
Is that right?
2. Write log 8 + log 16 in terms of log 2.
I ended up going: log 23 + log 24, and then 3 log 2 + 4 log 2, and then 7 log 2, and then log 27. I'm not sure if I should go back a step and the answer is 7 log 2
3. Simplify (x2 + 3x - 10)(x + 5)-1 this one I can't do because I don't know whether to expand the brackets first, or what to do with the -1 power!!!