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Topic: Simplifying division question with exponents
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Quechua

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Re: Simplifying division question with exponents
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 2:25 AM
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> How would I simplify this:
>
> -10x^6 / (a^7b)^0
>
> * ^ means to the power of
> * / indicates division


The denominator is raised to the power 0, so the value of the denominator equals 1. [anything to the 0 power equals 1]

So -10x^6 / (a^7b)^0 = -10x^6/1 = -10x^6

For more information on simplifying exponents go to this website: http://www.onlinemathtutors.org/exponents/



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