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Using symbols to rewrite the problem and then solve it.

  1. Dec 7, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    use symbols to write and evaluate this problem

    four squared divided by two to the fourth power

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    4^2 / 2^4

    the answer I get is 1
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2012 #2

    Mentallic

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    Looks good.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2012 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    By the way, if the statement had been "four squared divided by 2, to the fourth power" (note the comma!) it would be (4^2/2)^4, which is 4096.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2012 #4
    Thankyou.
     
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