# Basic indices simplification

• January 16th 2009, 02:04 AM
Peleus
Basic indices simplification
Hi folks,

I'm just trying to check my answer I got for a simplification question.

$6x^3y^-2 * \frac{1}{24}x^-5y^4$

Sorry I'm new to the math thing so it isn't written very well.

I simplified this to

$\frac{x^-2y^2}{4}$

Is this correct?
• January 16th 2009, 03:45 AM
Indices
Quote:

Originally Posted by Peleus
Hi folks,

I'm just trying to check my answer I got for a simplification question.

$6x^3y^-2 * \frac{1}{24}x^-5y^4$

Sorry I'm new to the math thing so it isn't written very well.

I simplified this to

$\frac{x^-2y^2}{4}$

Is this correct?

Yes