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#1 2005-09-06 00:47:41

the_white_sheep
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Registered: 2005-09-05
Posts: 9

Simplification question

Hi

Please help if you can, simplify the following equation:


root X to power of 16.


Any suggestions on how?

Thanks alot

Hozan

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#2 2005-09-06 06:53:09

kylekatarn
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Registered: 2005-07-24
Posts: 445

Re: Simplification question

you want to simplify

   _____
  /  16
`/  x

its simple

you know that:

  √ (x) = x^(1/2)

and

  (x^a)^b = x^(ab)

now all together..

[x^16]^(1/2) = x^[16*(1/2)] = x^8

and that's the simpliest form imho.

Last edited by kylekatarn (2005-09-06 06:59:33)

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#3 2005-09-06 09:23:33

MathsIsFun
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Registered: 2005-01-21
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Re: Simplification question

Sure is.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#4 2005-10-12 01:27:23

the_white_sheep
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Registered: 2005-09-05
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Re: Simplification question

Thank you very much for your kind help

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