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Quick logic question

  1. Sep 20, 2010 #1
    what is another way to form (a+b)^c to another simple expression?
    like for example a^c+b^c doesnt work because its not eqivalent to (a+b)^c
    (without using squareroot)
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  3. Sep 20, 2010 #2


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    im know of no way that is simpler. just look at the example of (a+b)^100.

    how simple is that? or just try to simplify (a+b)^3.
  4. Sep 20, 2010 #3


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    I occasionally find it useful to write it as a^c * (1 + b/a)^c -- of course only when working over the reals.
  5. Sep 20, 2010 #4
    it doesn't have to be simpler, just not so complicated. thanks CRGreathouse, that helps,
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
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