How would I simplify

I didn't know how to make the 1 over 2 smaller so I tried my bestbut its suppose to be in the top right, thanks if you can help

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- Jul 13th 2006, 12:08 PMRonishelp simplify please
How would I simplify

I didn't know how to make the 1 over 2 smaller so I tried my bestbut its suppose to be in the top right, thanks if you can help - Jul 13th 2006, 12:15 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**Ronis**

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Note: (this is not for you) I know that , so do not bother me with that. Because in schools terms are positive. - Jul 13th 2006, 12:19 PMRonisQuote:

Originally Posted by**ThePerfectHacker**

- Jul 13th 2006, 12:19 PMQuickQuote:

Originally Posted by**ThePerfectHacker**

BTW. to make an exponent with more than one number all you need to do is wrap it in { }

P.S.*I*would've corrected you hacker :D - Jul 13th 2006, 12:24 PMSoroban
Hello, Ronis!

You have to enclose the entire exponent in braces

. like this: (144a^8b^2)^**{**1/2**}**

You can even write: (144^8b^2)^**{**\frac{1}{2}**}**

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How would I simplify

Each factor is raised to the ½ power: .

Since , we have: .

Use that third property of exponents: .

. . And we get: .

- Jul 13th 2006, 12:31 PMQuick
Just for reference...

also,

you can remember the rule,

also the rules of powers: