# Some quick questions

• Nov 1st 2008, 09:56 AM
FB FTW
Some quick questions
Work out the values of "m" and "n"

a) 5 8x5 4 = 5 m
DAM the superscript didnt work. The numbers that look in bold are powers.

b) I couldnt do this one without using that LaTeX thing, which I dont know how to use anyway, so I used paint! (Rofl)(Rofl)(Rofl)
It looks stupid I know, but it gets the job done.

http://i33.tinypic.com/2edcao5.png

Thanks.

• Nov 1st 2008, 10:14 AM
Moo
Hello,
Quote:

Originally Posted by FB FTW
Work out the values of "m" and "n"

a) 5 8x5 4 = 5 m
DAM the superscript didnt work. The numbers that look in bold are powers.

b) I couldnt do this one without using that LaTeX thing, which I dont know how to use anyway, so I used paint! (Rofl)(Rofl)(Rofl)
It looks stupid I know, but it gets the job done.

http://i33.tinypic.com/2edcao5.png

Thanks.

Use the following rule :

$\displaystyle \frac{a^b}{a^c}=a^{b-c}$ (Wink)
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:21 AM
FB FTW
I got

A) m=4
B) n=1.25

Correct?

Thanked btw
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:23 AM
Moo
Quote:

Originally Posted by FB FTW
I got

A) m=4
B) n=1.25

Correct?

Thanked btw

Hmmm i didn't understand there were two questions ><

No, first one : $\displaystyle a^b \times a^c=a^{b+c}$

second one : $\displaystyle \frac{a^b}{a^c}=a^{b-c}$

(click on the pictures to see the latex code :))
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:32 AM
FB FTW
:)
So its
A) 12
B) 1.25?
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:33 AM
Moo
Quote:

Originally Posted by FB FTW
:)
So its
A) 12

Yes
Quote:

B) 1.25?
no !

it's not 5/4.

here, a=5, b=8, c=4.

try to work it out :p
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:35 AM
FB FTW
Ummm.
Are they both 12?
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:37 AM
Moo
Quote:

Originally Posted by FB FTW
Ummm.
Are they both 12?

what is 8-4 ?
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:38 AM
FB FTW
Crap sorry, should have wrote it down, thought it was + not -

So its 4 (Nod)
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:40 AM
Moo
Quote:

Originally Posted by FB FTW
Crap sorry, should have wrote it down, thought it was + not -

So its 4 (Nod)

(Yes)
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:42 AM
FB FTW
Bet you were:

:P

Check my new question for a thank :)
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:45 AM
Angel
Angel (Best Solution)
58 x 54 = 5m
5 8+4 = 5 m (if the base is same and values are multiplying, then we add the powers)
512 = 5 m
So compare power with power and base with base

m=12

58 / 54 = 5m

58-4 = 5 n (if the base is same and values are dividing, then we minus the powers)

54 = 5 n

So compare power with power and base with base
n=4
• Nov 1st 2008, 10:54 AM
FB FTW
Moo already helped me, but thanks anyway.
Check out my new question in my sig.