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3a^-3 * 4a^5

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- Mar 27th 2013, 07:55 AMxninjagirlxAlgebra simplify
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3a^-3 * 4a^5 - Mar 27th 2013, 10:46 AMzhandeleRe: Algebra simplify
I'm assuming this is

(3 a^-3)*(4 a^5)

Do you have a notion what it might be? Could you write this as a fraction, with a denominator?

I'm trying to figure out where you're having difficulty. - Mar 29th 2013, 05:10 PMLexadisRe: Algebra simplify
If you are telling that 3a^-3 * 4a^5 is something like

................... ,

then it's simple. Just multiply the whole numbers together, and the bases together (folow the law - when equal bases are multiplied, the indices are added. Simple. c:

................... - Mar 29th 2013, 09:16 PMPazeRe: Algebra simplify
Check up on exponent rules.