Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 11 - Cumulative Review: 8

Answer

$a.) \dfrac{a^6}{b^3 c^9}$ $b.) \dfrac{a^8 c^6}{b^4}$ $c.) \dfrac{16b^6}{a^6}$

Work Step by Step

$a.) \ ( a^{-2} b c^3)^{-3} = a^{(-2)\times (-3)} b^{-3} c^{3\times (-3)} = a^6 b^{-3} c^{-9} = \dfrac{a^6}{b^3 c^9} $ $b.) \ \bigg(\dfrac{ a^{-4} b^2 }{c^3}\bigg)^{-2} = \dfrac{ a^{(-4)\times (-2)} b^{2\times (-2)} }{c^{3\times (-2)}} = \dfrac{a^8 b^{-4}}{c^{-6}} = \dfrac{a^8 c^6}{b^4}$ $c.) \ \bigg(\dfrac{3a^8b^2}{12a^5b^5}\bigg)^{-2} = \bigg(\dfrac{a^8a^{-5}b^2b^{-5}}{4}\bigg)^{-2} = \bigg(\dfrac{a^{8-5}b^{2-5}}{4}\bigg)^{-2} = \bigg(\dfrac{a^{3}b^{-3}}{4}\bigg)^{-2} = \dfrac{a^{3\times (-2)}b^{(-3)\times (-2)}}{4^{-2}} = 4^2a^{-6}b^6 = \dfrac{16b^6}{a^6}$
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