so i divide the 15 & 18 by 3 to get 5/6 R8 - (-4) = r12 Q(-4)-3 = Q(-7) just wondered which went on top or bottom ? am i right in saying that r12 goes on top cause the r8 is a positive power ?
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Originally Posted by kevindorward so i divide the 15 & 18 by 3 to get 5/6 R8 - (-4) = r12 Q(-4)-3 = Q(-7) just wondered which went on top or bottom ? am i right in saying that r12 goes on top cause the r8 is a positive power ? Yes, positive exponents go up top and negative exponents go on the bottom. Typically when I start a problem like this I put all exponents as positive. For example I put this as Then I simplify. -Dan
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