Hi! Can the following function be simplified any further? [(2^0.5)(N^-0.5)]/2 If the - wasn't around i know it would simplify to (1/2)(sqrt(2N)), but I forget if there is a rule for this... Thanks! Lisa
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You've got: right now (moving the negative exponent to the denominator and making it positive.) simplifies to (by subtracting the exponents of powers with the same bases). This gives, essentially, .
I guess I had forgotten (or quite possibly never knew) that N^(-0.5) was the same thing as 1/(N^0.5). Thanks for your help!
Yes, negative exponents can be made positive simply by moving them to the other half of the fraction. and .
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