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    Simplifying Exponents

    Hi, I am stuck on this problem. It is in the attachment. I am supposed to simplify using exponent laws and a can't quite figure it out. Any help with this would be great! Thanks
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    Re: Simplifying Exponents

    What exponent laws do you know? You can write \frac{ab^{2x+y}}{a^xb^y} in plain text as ab^(2x+y) / (a^x * b^y) or in LaTeX as [tex]\frac{ab^{2x+y}}{a^xb^y}[/tex].
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    Re: Simplifying Exponents

    As i read the attachment it is \frac{(ab)^{2x+y}}{a^xb^y}.
    Using the rules of exponents that simplifies to a^{x+y}b^{2x}.
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