1. ## Exponents

The first is R raised to the power 0.75 =24. Does this mean that I should convert 0.75 to 3/4 then multiply 24 by 3 and find the answer raised to the power 4?

(2) R squared +R squared =R cube . How is this possible?

(3) R raised to the power 0.5 - 90=0 Does this mean that I convert 0.5 to 1/2 and then find a number whose square root is 90 and do my calculations from there?

2. Originally Posted by dacostaas
0.75
The first is R =24. Does this mean that I should convert 0.75 to 3/4 then multiplY0 24 by 3 and find the answer raised to the power 4?
2 2 3
(2) R +R =R . How is this possible?
0.5
(3) R - 90=0 Does this mean that I convert 0.5 to 1/2 and then find a number whose square root is 90 and do my calculations from there?
first, please clarify. you can just type "^" to mean power. for example, x^2 means $x^2$. no need to go through fancy formatting exercises. the forum takes out the spaces anyway, so you just waste your effort

do you mean

$R^{0.75} = 24$

$R^2 + R^2 = R^3$

and

$R^{0.5} - 90 = 0$ ?

3. ## Exponents

Yep. That's it. Just as it is on the paper.

4. Originally Posted by dacostaas
Yep. That's it. Just as it is on the paper.
ok. so the first thing you should know is that raising something to a power is not the same as multiplying the something to the power.

for the first, raise both sides to the 1/0.75th power. this is the same as the 4/3rd power.

see post #3 here to see what we do when we have a fractional power.

for the second:

note that we have $2R^2 = R^3$

subtracting $2R^2$ from both sides, we get:

$R^3 - 2R^2 = 0$ ....now factorize

$\Rightarrow R^2 (R - 2) = 0$

Now what?

for the third:

$\Rightarrow R^{1/2} = 90$

now it is just like the first question. you want to raise both sides to a power that will make the power of R 1 when multiplied. here, of course, that is 2

now continue

5. Originally Posted by dacostaas

The first is R raised to the power 0.75 =24. Does this mean that I should convert 0.75 to 3/4 then multiply 24 by 3 and find the answer raised to the power 4?

(2) R squared +R squared =R cube . How is this possible?

(3) R raised to the power 0.5 - 90=0 Does this mean that I convert 0.5 to 1/2 and then find a number whose square root is 90 and do my calculations from there?
(1)Please see and try to understand

we know the exponent law: $a^{m} = b\; \Rightarrow a = b^{\frac 1{m}}$

$R^{0.75} = 24$

$\Rightarrow R = (24)^{\frac{1}{0.75}}$

$R = (24)^{\frac{4}{3}}$

$R = (24^4)^{\frac 1{3}}$

$R = \sqrt[3]{24^{4}}$

$R = \sqrt[3]{24^{3} \times 24}$

$R = 24 \sqrt[3]{24}$

$R = 24 \sqrt[3]{8 \times 3}$

$R = 24 \sqrt[3]{2^3 \times3}$

$R = 48 \sqrt[3]{3}$

$R^2 + R^2 = R^3$

$2R^2 = R^3$

$2R^2 - R^3 =0$

$R^2 (2- R) =0$

$\Rightarrow R =0\; or \; R=2$

$R^{0.5} - 90 = 0$

$R^{0.5} = 90$

$R = (90)^{\frac {1}{0.5}}$

$R = (90)^{2}$

$R = 8100$

6. ## Exponents

Please explain step 5. Why do you multiply by 24? What's the reasoning behind this?

7. Originally Posted by dacostaas
Please explain step 5. Why do you multiply by 24? What's the reasoning behind this?
he didn't multiply by 24 anywhere. he factored out 24 from underneath the root. do you see that now?