Factor and simplify. Express the answer as a fraction without negative exponents

(-5/3)x(x+3)^(-3/2) + 5(x+3)^(-1/2)

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- November 20th 2008, 11:00 PMKitty216express as fraction w/o neg exponents
Factor and simplify. Express the answer as a fraction without negative exponents

(-5/3)x(x+3)^(-3/2) + 5(x+3)^(-1/2)

Need help =[ - November 21st 2008, 12:26 AMosana412
I think this is the answer, it is correct?(Happy)

- November 21st 2008, 12:52 AMKitty216
woops, the x between the (-5/3) and (x+3) is a variable.

(-5/3)(x)(x+3)^(-3/2) + 5(x+3)^(-1/2)

hmm.. I don't think the (x+3)^(-3/2) can be broken down into (x+3)^3 times (x+3)^(-1/2). - November 21st 2008, 09:39 PMosana412
woops... i forget... i'm sory...

I hope this is the right answer (Thinking) - November 22nd 2008, 07:34 AMKitty216
wow.. I think that's it o.o Thanks for the help!