Posted by **Jackster** on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11:37pm.

Simplify the following expression, and rewrite it in an equivalent form with positive exponents.

-14xy / 42x^5y^8

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**alx**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:24am
-14xy/42x^5y^8

=-1/3 x^(1-5) y^(1-8)

=-1/3 x^-4 y^-7

=-1/[3(x^4y^7)]

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:39am
-14xy/42x^5y^8

42=3*14

-14/42= -14/(3*14)= -1/3

-14xy/42x^5y^8 =

-xy/3x^5y^8

Multiply with x^5*y^8

-xy/3x^5y^8= -x*y*x^5*y^8/3=

-x^6*y^9/3

-14xy/42x^5y^=-xy/3x^5y^8=-x^6*y^9/3

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:40am
alx answer is wrong

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:42am
-14xy/42x^5y^8= -xy/3x^5y^8= -x^6*y^9/3

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**alx**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:04am
"-14xy/42x^5y^8= -xy/3x^5y^8= -x^6*y^9/3"

please check your answer.

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**KGALALELO**, Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:12pm
please help me with the factorization,findin the middle term

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