I need to get the expression (a-b)^3/2 in the form b^x * ((a/b)-1)^3/2
what is x? 1 or 3/2? or ?
for clarity: x is exponent on b when b is factored out.
thanks
I need to get the expression (a-b)^3/2 in the form b^x * ((a/b)-1)^3/2
what is x? 1 or 3/2? or ?
for clarity: x is exponent on b when b is factored out.
thanks
I wouldn't say that this is "simplifying" the original expression at all, though it is a rearrangement of sorts....Originally Posted by ivandoig
Since b divided by b is 1 and a divided by b is a/b, it would appear that perhaps a good first step might be to multiply (inside the radical) by b/b. The numerator can come out of the radical, and the denominator divided into what's left inside.
What do you end up with as the power on b outside the radical?
Eliz.
[tex](a^x)(b^x)=(ab)^x[/tex] so [tex]x=\frac{3}{2}[/tex].
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