I have to simplify this and im totally confused step by step help would be so much appreciated!
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Originally Posted by HeidiHectic I have to simplify this and im totally confused step by step help would be so much appreciated! Have you made any attempt at the problem? You should be familiar with these properties of exponentiation: (where and have values such that the above expressions are defined) Note that a variable without an exponent can be thought of as being raised to the 1st power.
yes, i understand those im just not sure what to do after you distribute the exponent.
Originally Posted by HeidiHectic yes, i understand those im just not sure what to do after you distribute the exponent. Now can you see how to continue?
Originally Posted by HeidiHectic I have to simplify this and im totally confused step by step help would be so much appreciated! I'd cancel a factor of 2, x and y before cubing
Originally Posted by e^(i*pi) but 6^3 is 216? That's funny. Where did I get 36? It is a mystery. Originally Posted by e^(i*pi) I'd cancel a factor of 2, x and y before cubing This too. I went the other way because Heidi said she (or he) cubed first, but this is indeed easier.
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