Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 7 - Section 7.2 - Rational Exponents - Exercise Set: 59

Answer

$x^{\frac{5}{6}}$

Work Step by Step

Use the rule $a^m \cdot a^n = a^{m+n}$ to obtain: $=x^{\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{3}}$ Make the fractions similar using their LCD of 6 to obtain: $=x^{\frac{3}{6} + \frac{2}{6}} \\=x^{\frac{5}{6}}$
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