# Need Help

#### .Chris

##### Clueless
OP
Member
Okay, i need some help with some math problems...

Simplify Each Expression

^: to the ___ power
/: over, fraction
a, b, c, x, y, z...: variables[/b]

1.
9x^8 / 12x^5
2.
3y^4 / 6y^-4
3.
3xy^4 / 6y^-4

#### trumpet-205

##### Embrace the darkness within
Member
Remember to split up your term if you don't know what to do.
Example - (9x^8) = (3)(3)(x^5)(x^3)

Also remember that (x^-1) = (1/x)

Does that help? If not I have answers for you (try it yourselves first),

1.
(3x^3)/4
2.
(y^8)/2
3.
(xy^8)/2

#### .Chris

##### Clueless
OP
Member
trumpet-205 said:
Remember to split up your term if you don't know what to do.
Example - (9x^8) = (3)(3)(x^5)(x^3)

Also remember that (x^-1) = (1/x)

Does that help? If not I have answers for you (try it yourselves first),

1.
(3x^3)/4
2.
(y^8)/2
3.
(xy^8)/2
thanks i guess

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