Simplifying Multiple Exponents: Tips & Tricks

In summary, multiple exponents refer to expressions with more than one exponent. They can be simplified using rules such as the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and power of a power rule. There is no specific order to simplify multiple exponents, but it is important to use the appropriate rules and techniques and check for accuracy.
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Is there any way to go about simplifying this?

-3x^5y^2/6x

Thanks.
 
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[tex]\frac{-3x^5y^2}{6x}[/tex]

Is that the problem?

If so then the x in the denominator cancels with one x in the numerator.
 
  • #3
I get this??

[tex]\displaystyle{\frac{-x^4y^2}{2}}[/tex]
 
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Yes that is correct.
 

Related to Simplifying Multiple Exponents: Tips & Tricks

1. What are multiple exponents?

Multiple exponents refer to expressions where there is more than one exponent, such as (x^2)^3 or (y^3)^4. These expressions can be simplified using various rules and techniques.

2. How do I simplify multiple exponents?

One way to simplify multiple exponents is to use the power rule, which states that (x^a)^b = x^(a*b). This means that you can multiply the two exponents together to simplify the expression. For example, (x^2)^3 = x^(2*3) = x^6.

3. Can I combine multiple exponents with the same base?

Yes, if you have multiple exponents with the same base, you can use the product rule, which states that x^a * x^b = x^(a+b). This means that you can add the exponents together to simplify the expression. For example, x^2 * x^3 = x^(2+3) = x^5.

4. Are there any other rules for simplifying multiple exponents?

Yes, there are other rules such as the quotient rule, which states that x^a / x^b = x^(a-b), and the power of a power rule, which states that (x^a)^b = x^(a*b). Additionally, you can use the commutative and associative properties to rearrange and group terms in the expression to make simplification easier.

5. Do I need to simplify multiple exponents in a specific order?

No, there is no specific order in which you need to simplify multiple exponents. However, it is important to follow the rules and techniques that are most applicable to the given expression. It is also helpful to simplify the expression step by step and check your work to ensure accuracy.

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