Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Cumulative Review: 36


a. $48x^{2a}$ b. $y^{10b+3}$

Work Step by Step

a. $3x^{4a}(4x^{-a})^2$ $=3x^{4a}(4^2x^{-2a})$ $=(3)(4^2)(x^{4a-2a})$ $=(48)(x^{2a})$ $=48x^{2a}$ b. $\frac{(y^{4b})^3}{y^{2b-3}}$ $=\frac{y^{12b}}{y^{2b-3}}$ $=y^{12b-(2b-3)}$ $=y^{10b+3}$
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