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## #1 Re: Help Me ! » struggling with fractions in brackets with indices. » 2013-04-23 02:46:56

Many thanks, Steve. I agree with that and got the same answer, but wasn't sure I was right. ALL the brackets confuse me.

## #2 Re: Help Me ! » struggling with fractions in brackets with indices. » 2013-04-23 02:12:52

Thanks Steve. I meant. - 4^2/3 . My answer for that would be-16/3
Whereas (-4)^2/(-4)^3 is -1/4?

## #3 Re: Help Me ! » struggling with fractions in brackets with indices. » 2013-04-23 02:06:12

My problem is the brackets. The calculations are fine, but it seems sometimes the brackets affect whether the answer is + or -. I know that 2 negatives multiplied become positive, but it seems that certain brackets change this.

## #4 Help Me ! » struggling with fractions in brackets with indices. » 2013-04-22 23:07:29

eunolwin
Replies: 6

I'm struggling with   -4 to the power of 2 divided by 3
(-4) to the power of 2 divided by (-4) to the power of 3
-(-3) to the power of 3 divided by -(-4) to the power of 3
(-2) to the power of 0 divided by -4 to the power of 0 and others of the same ilk.

Is there a section I can study on your site?
Can you give me the gist of how to do these, please?
Many thanks: