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simplify the expression; write without using negative exponents. Assume all numbers are positive

(b^1/2 X a^-5/3)^2

1/2^2 = .25 so 1/4 so b^1/4 and 5/3^2=2.77 so is it b^1/4 a^2.77

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  1. (a^b)^c = a^(bc)
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    1/2 * 2 = 1 not .25

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  2. (b^1/2 X a^-5/3)^2

    b^1 a^-10/3 = b/ a^(10/3)

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  3. b/a^10/3

    no.

    (bn)m = nmn
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    a-m= 1/am

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