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Idiotic Basic Algebra Question -.- watch

1. Hi,

it's again one of my black outs...

If I got

The answer would be 2 obviously..

But if I write it out..

I get

Where did I mess up *facepalm*

thx

so 1/2 + 1/2 =1

Anything to the power 1, is itself, hence 2.
3. Just add the halves together.
4. As they have said above, you ADD the indices/powers you don't multiply them

So 2^1/2 * 2^1/2 = 2^1 = 2
5. add powers, don't multiple powers! it'll become mathematical instinct soon dw
6. wow :P
7. Add the powers when multiplying with the same bases.

Subtract the powers when dividing with the same bases.

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