Posted by **Pamela** on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:41am.

Please help! I need to simplify this and am confused.

(sqrt5 a^7/2)^4 a^3/a^8

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**Marth**, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:18pm
It would help if you posted the equation more clearly by using parentheses.

In general, though use order of operations and exponential rules to reduce the # of variables & constants. For example, a^3/a^8 would become 1/a^5, because when you divide you subtract the exponents.

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**MathMate**, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 9:51pm
See http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1245905705

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