# Thread: Factoring involving Fractional exponents

1. ## Factoring involving Fractional exponents

Hey guys, i was wondering if someone cud help me out with this problem!

Factor and simplify

(x+4)^1/5 - (x+4)^6/5

need some help asap!

2. Originally Posted by xxabbasxx
Hey guys, i was wondering if someone cud help me out with this problem!

Factor and simplify

(x+4)^1/5 - (x+4)^6/5

need some help asap!

$(x+4)^{\frac{1}{5}} - (x+4)(x+4)^{\frac{1}{5}}$

$=(x+4)^{\frac{1}{5}} (1-x - 4)$

$=(x+4)^{\frac{1}{5}}(3-x)$

This is its simplified form

3. Thanks a bunch!