I don't get the last conversion. what is happening there?

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- Apr 2nd 2013, 02:45 PMthatsmessedupa little help in the right direction please
I don't get the last conversion. what is happening there?

Attachment 27773 - Apr 2nd 2013, 03:52 PMagentmulderRe: a little help in the right direction please
- Apr 3rd 2013, 10:13 AMthatsmessedupRe: a little help in the right direction please
so the lesson learned is a/a^b = a^b

- Apr 3rd 2013, 11:11 AMdokrbbRe: a little help in the right direction please
- Apr 3rd 2013, 11:39 AMHallsofIvyRe: a little help in the right direction please
**Neither**$\displaystyle a/a^b= a^b$ nor $\displaystyle a/a^b= a^{b- 1}$ is correct. $\displaystyle a/a^b= a^{-b+1}$. $\displaystyle 1/a^b= a^{-b}$. - Apr 4th 2013, 04:49 PMthatsmessedupRe: a little help in the right direction please
^^ got it! thanks :)