Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 3 - Exponents, Polynomials and Functions - 3.1 Rules for Exponents - 3.1 Exercises: 28

Answer

$a^8$; Alice moved $a^{-3}$ to the numerator, but she subtracted it instead of adding it to $a^5$.

Work Step by Step

Alice moved $a^{-3}$ to the numerator, but she subtracted it instead of adding it to $a^5$. When moving negative exponents to the numerator, you must make them positive. $\frac{a^5}{a^{-3}}$ $a^8$
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