1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I'm having trouble simplifying this problem: (1000)/(∏(500/∏)^2/3) 2. Relevant equations My textbook has already solved it, but I'm not understanding how they did it. They solved it as follows: (1000)/(∏(500/∏)^2/3)=(2 x 500)/(∏^1/3(500)^2/3)=(2(500)^1/3)/(∏^1/3)=2(3√500/∏) Note: the 3 next to the √ at the end is meant to go above it. I don't remember what that's called, sorry. I don't get how they brought the ∏ out of the denominator and I don't know where they got the 1/3 power from. I'm probably going to have to drop out of calculus because I'm getting stuck on problems that are supposed to be cake when your at this level. Absolutely ridiculous.