## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$x^{\frac{1}{5}}(x^{\frac{1}{5}}-3)$
$x^{\frac{2}{5}}-3x^{\frac{1}{5}}=x^{\frac{1}{5}}(x^{\frac{1}{5}})-x^{\frac{1}{5}}(3)=x^{\frac{1}{5}}(x^{\frac{1}{5}}-3)$ In this problem, we make use of the product rule, which holds that $a^{m}\times a^{n}=a^{m+n}$.