Algebra

(Rational exponents)simplifying

a^1/2/a^2

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asked by tbell
  1. If you mean
    a1/2 ÷ a²
    then by the law of exponents, 1/a² becomes a-2
    and the expression equals
    a1/2+(-2)
    =?

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  2. No it's a fraction
    a with the exponent 1/2 as the numerator and a^2 as the denominator

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    posted by tbell
  3. a1/2 ÷ a²
    is the mathematical equivalent of
    a1/2 / a²
    so no worries.

    I wrote the ÷ specifically to avoid confusion since two "/" signs were in the expression.

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  4. I guess my typo made more confusion than anything else! :(

    a1/2 ÷ a²
    is the mathematical equivalent of
    a1/2 / a²
    so no worries.

    I wrote the ÷ specifically to avoid confusion since two "/" signs were in the expression.

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  5. Thank you

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    posted by tbell
  6. You're welcome!

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  7. a^(-1.5) ?

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    posted by Damon

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