Simplify exponential

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• Sep 16th 2008, 10:55 PM
Jenny Pham
Simplify exponential
This was a trial post to see if the equations would come up like they do for everyone else... but "No" it doesnt work out.
• Sep 16th 2008, 11:06 PM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jenny Pham
This was a trial post to see if the equations would come up like they do for everyone else... but "No" it doesnt work out.

Try to explain what you are trying to input. It may not be working because the syntax isn't correct.

--Chris
• Sep 16th 2008, 11:11 PM
Jenny Pham
I'm trying to post a to the power of 5, square root a to the power of 5, then divide all that by 2a to the power of 0.3
• Sep 16th 2008, 11:18 PM
11rdc11
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jenny Pham
I'm trying to post a to the power of 5, square root a to the power of 5, then divide all that by 2a to the power of 0.3

$\frac{(a^5) (\sqrt{a})^5}{2a^{.3}}$

Like this? You can click on what I typed in and a latex box will pop up showing you the code.
• Sep 16th 2008, 11:23 PM
Jenny Pham
Almost right. Lets see if i got this right (doubtful).

$
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$\frac{a^5 \sqrt a^5}{2a^{.3}}
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• Sep 16th 2008, 11:25 PM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jenny Pham
Almost right. Lets see if i got this right (doubtful).

[color=#aa0000][color=Black][/color][/color]$$\frac{a^5 \sqrt a^5}{2a^{.3}}[color=#aa0000] [/color]$$

You shouldn't have the [color] tag within here...

Type $$\frac{a^5 (\sqrt{a})^5}{2a^{.3}}$$ and then it generates $\frac{a^5 (\sqrt{a})^5}{2a^{.3}}$.

--Chris
• Sep 16th 2008, 11:27 PM
11rdc11
• Sep 16th 2008, 11:34 PM
Jenny Pham
Perfect Chris!

I have no idea where all that "colour" came from as i just copied 11rdc11's formula. You gents have been great help. I better do some homework on the Latex stuff before i go off and embarrass myself again.

I have to admit, this forum stuff is pretty cool. I'm a first time user and the help provided is sensation.... I shall be back!
• Sep 16th 2008, 11:38 PM
Jenny Pham
$\frac{a^5 \sqrt{a}^5}{2a^{.3}}$

Ok... I get it. Now for the BIG question "Do I now wait for an answer?"
• Sep 17th 2008, 12:02 AM
11rdc11
You want it simplfied?

$\frac{a^5a^{\frac{5}{2}}}{2a^{\frac{3}{10}}}= \frac{a^{\frac{15}{2}}}{2a^{\frac{3}{10}}}= \frac{a^{\frac{36}{5}}}{2} = \frac{(a^7)(a^{\frac{1}{5}})}{2}$
• Sep 17th 2008, 03:10 AM
hana_102
Quote:

Originally Posted by 11rdc11
You want it simplfied?

$\frac{a^5a^{\frac{5}{2}}}{a^{\frac{3}{10}}}= \frac{a^{\frac{15}{2}}}{a^{\frac{3}{10}}}= a^{\frac{36}{5}} = (a^7)(a^{\frac{1}{5}})$

Hey I was Just wondering How did you go from $2a^{.3}$ to $a^\frac{3}{10}$

can you explain that ?

thanks.
• Sep 17th 2008, 05:07 AM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by Chris L T521
You shouldn't have the [color] tag within here...

[snip]

I've noticed for quite a while that this bug occurs when you copy and paste from the latex box showing the code that pops up.
• Sep 17th 2008, 03:56 PM
Jenny Pham
You are a gem! Thanking you kindly for your assistance and solution 112rdc11.
• Sep 17th 2008, 04:04 PM
11rdc11
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Originally Posted by Jenny Pham
You are a gem! I would formally thank you to increase your "thank you" count but dont know how. Any instructions?

Look on the bottom right side of the person's post that you want to give thanks to. There will be a box that says thanks, click on that.
• Sep 17th 2008, 04:06 PM
11rdc11
Quote:

Originally Posted by hana_102
Hey I was Just wondering How did you go from $2a^{.3}$ to $a^\frac{3}{10}$

can you explain that ?

thanks.

.3 = 3/10
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