Please help with: y^1/2(y^2/3+y^5/3)
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Originally Posted by ostheimerdl Please help with: y^1/2(y^2/3+y^5/3) $\displaystyle y^{\frac12}\left(y^{\frac23} + y^{\frac53} \right) = y^{\frac12}\cdot y^{\frac23} + y^{\frac12}\cdot y^{\frac53}$ Now use the property of powers: $\displaystyle b^a \cdot b^c = b^{a+c}$
Is this pre-calculus?
y^1/2(y^2/3 + y^5/3) = y^1/2 × y^2/3 + y^1/2 × y^5/3) = y^(1/2 + 2/3) + y^(1/2 + 5/3) = y^(7/6) + y^(13/6) = y^(7/6)[1 + y^(6/6)] = y^(7/6)[1 + y^(1)] = y^(7/6)[1 + y] ---
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