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    Basic Question on Fractions with Exponents

    Just wanted to verify that these two fractions are equal to each other, they produce the same value, its just a matter of how you want to write it.
    $\displaystyle \frac{1}{8}x^{3}=\frac{x^3}{8}$

    Similarly I could rewrite the example below as such
    $\displaystyle \frac{x^{13}}{y^8}=\frac{1}{y^8}x^{13}$

    Are both of these examples correct?
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    Re: Basic Question on Fractions with Exponents

    Quote Originally Posted by cmf0106 View Post
    Just wanted to verify that these two fractions are equal to each other, they produce the same value, its just a matter of how you want to write it.
    $\displaystyle \frac{1}{8}x^{3}=\frac{x^3}{8}$

    Similarly I could rewrite the example below as such
    $\displaystyle \frac{x^{13}}{y^8}=\frac{1}{y^8}x^{13}$

    Are both of these examples correct?
    YES
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    Re: Basic Question on Fractions with Exponents

    Quote Originally Posted by cmf0106 View Post
    Just wanted to verify that these two fractions are equal to each other, they produce the same value, its just a matter of how you want to write it.
    $\displaystyle \frac{1}{8}x^{3}=\frac{x^3}{8}$

    Similarly I could rewrite the example below as such
    $\displaystyle \frac{x^{13}}{y^8}=\frac{1}{y^8}x^{13}$

    Are both of these examples correct?
    Yes, but the right side looks nicer if you put in the implied multiplication symbol: $\frac{1}{y^8}\cdot x^{13}$
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