Posted by **FrustratedDad** on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:54pm.

please help me simplify

(8(x^3y^4)2)-2

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**drwls**, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:06pm
Are the last 2's exponents? That would mean you want to know

[8(x^3y^4)^2]^-2

The +2 and -2 operations on (x^3y^4) would leave it unchanged, and leave you with

(1/64)(x^3y^4)

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**FrustratedDad**, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:56pm
The 2's are not exponents

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**FrustratedDad**, Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:04am
Apologies to you and James B, I'm home from work now and just looked at the problem and the 2's are exponents.

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**james b**, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:38pm
The problem to solve is:

(8(x^3y^4)2)-2

Multiply 8 and

8*(x^3*y^4)2 evaluates to 64

Abort (8*(x^3*y^4)2)-2 evaluates to 64-64

The final answer is 64-64

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**drwls**, Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 2:15am
If the 2's are exponents, I stand by my original answer.

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