   Chapter 0.2, Problem 24E

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Simplify each expression in Exercises 17–30, expressing your answer in positive exponent form. x − 1 y x 2 y 2

To determine

To calculate: The simplified form of expression x1yx2y2.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided expression is x1yx2y2.

Formula used:

For any real number a other than 0,

aman=amn

Where a is the base and m, n are exponents of numerator and denominator respectively.

For any real value a.

an=1an=1a×a×aa(n times)

Where a is the base and n is the negative integer exponent.

Calculation:

Consider the provided expression x1yx2y2, this can be re-written as (x1x2)(yy2).

Use the exponent identity aman=amn, and simplify

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