Posted by **Sara** on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 7:59pm.

Perform the indicated operation

1/15abc (5a^3b^5c^2)

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**Marth**, Friday, July 24, 2009 at 8:01pm
1/(15abc)*(5a^3*b^5*c^2).

When you divide, you subtract exponents.

You have an a^1*b^1*c^1 in the denominator, and a^3*b^5*c^2 in the numerator.

Subtract exponents, and you are left with a^2*b^4*c in the numerator.

5/15 = 1/3, so your final answer is a^2*b^4*c/3

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