Posted by T.Gracken on October 01, 2002 at 18:50:28:
In Reply to: simplifying question posted by Lisa on October 01, 2002 at 17:12:41:
: I got the answer to the question
: but I am still not sure how far you go to simplify
: the text book has simplified it like that
: why why not like ((a/b)/(a+b))^3
: I looked at the rules and it seemed right.
where did you come up with (a/b)?
if the problem is to simplify [(a^3)(b^3)]/[(a+b)^3] then the answer should be
[a3b3]/[a3 + 3a2b + 3ab2 + b3]
however, if you want a reduced fraction in factored form it should be
[a3b3]/[(a + b)3]
or if asked for reduced exponential form, it should be
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