##### Pre Algebra- Express positive exponents

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it says " Simplify. Express using positive exponents."

it says e^-3 divided by e^-2

Apr 22nd, 2015

When you divide exponents with same base, you just subtract the powers , in our case powers are -3 and -2,

so e^-3 / e^-2  = e ^ (-3-(-2)) = e ^-1.

To express using positive exponents we use the formula x^-y = 1/x^y,

so e^-1 = 1/e^1  or  1/e

Let me know if you have any questions

Apr 21st, 2015

thank you! do you know absolute value by any chance?

Apr 21st, 2015

You are most welcome!

About absolute value - it depends on the type of the problem............

Apr 21st, 2015

- 1 -12 1

the ones on the outside are supposed to be lines

Apr 21st, 2015

Do you need to find an absolute value of these three numbers? -1, -12 and 1, is that correct?

Apr 21st, 2015

no i was using the ones on the outside to represent the absolute lines

Apr 21st, 2015

Oh ok, So you need an absolute value of -12.

If yes,  the formula for the absolute value would be |x| = x, if x is positive

-x, if x is negative

So |-12| =12, because -12 is negative

Apr 21st, 2015

is it still a positive even though there is a negative before the absolute line?

- /-12/

Apr 21st, 2015

oh ok - |-12| = -12

Apr 21st, 2015

thanks so much for the help!!

Apr 21st, 2015

You are welcome!

Apr 21st, 2015

can you help with this one?

determine whether each statement is always, sometimes, or never true

/x/ = - /x/

Apr 21st, 2015

This is only true in one case - only when x=0 , so that makes it sometime.

Apr 21st, 2015

lizzie,  for me to get a credit for this answer I think you have to press something like best answer or something like that........ it said prepaid question, but I still was not payed..........................

Apr 21st, 2015

thanks!!

what is the least integer value of n such that n > 0

Apr 21st, 2015

n=1

Apr 21st, 2015

can you help with this one?

Lucas wants to enlarge 5-by-7 inch photo to 22 1/2 by-52 1/2 in. Scale Factor?

Apr 22nd, 2015

Apr 22nd, 2015

Hi i am doing a project for school.

I have to find one interior angle of a shape i made. It has 8 sides.

How do i find one interior angle of the shape that has 8 sides?

Apr 23rd, 2015

formula for a single interior angle in a regular polygon (n-2)(180)/n  = (8-2) *180 / 8 = 135 degrees

Apr 23rd, 2015

formula for a single interior angle in a regular polygon (n-2)(180)/n  = (8-2) *180 / 8 = 135 degrees

Apr 23rd, 2015

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