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Simplifying a function

  1. Jun 19, 2005 #1
    According to my text 7(x^3+4x)^6(3x^2+4) simplifies to:

    7x^6(x^2+4)^6(3x^2+4)

    But it seems to me it should simplify to:

    7x(x^2+4)^6(3x^2+4)

    What am I missing here?

    hk
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2005 #2

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    [tex](x^3+4x)^6=[x(x^2+4)]^6=x^6(x^2+4)^6[/tex]
     
  4. Jun 19, 2005 #3
    Ah, now I understand. Thank you saltydog.

    hk
     
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