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4th Edition

James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337687805

Chapter 1.5, Problem 4E

(a)

To determine

**To simplify:** The expression

Expert Solution

The simplified form of the given expression is

**Law of exponents:**

If *x* and *y* are positive numbers and *m* and *n* are real numbers, then

**Calculation:**

Use the law

Then, use the law

Thus, the given expression can be simplified as

(b)

To determine

**To simplify:** The expression

Expert Solution

The expression

Use the rule

Then, apply the law

Apply the law

Thus, the given expression can be simplified as