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Multiplying Algebraic Fractional Exponents

  1. Nov 3, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a3/2a5/4

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm hoping you can help. My solution to this problem would be:

    a3/2+5/4=a8/6=a4/3

    But the answer in the back of my book is given as a11/4

    I'm confused!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 3, 2017 #2
    Figured it! I didn't realise I had to make the denominators match!
     
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