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I'm trying to simplify \frac{3.2* 10^{106}}{6.4* 10^{112}} but I'm not sure how to do this.

I did 10^6 - 10^112 and got 10^-6 and I divided 3.2 by 6.4 to get 1/2.

so is the answer 1/2*10^-6?

that doesn't seem right :/

I also need to simplify root (x^64) and I got x^32, is that correct?
please could someone help! thanks
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When you multiply things the order doesn't matter.

So: 6.4*10^112 = 2*3.6*10^112

So:

3.2*10^106 / 2*3.6*10^102

cancelling the powers of 10...

1 / 2*10^6

Which is the same as 0.5*10^-6 (or 1/2*10^-6)
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When you multiply things the order doesn't matter.

So: 6.4*10^112 = 2*3.6*10^112

So:

3.2*10^106 / 2*3.6*10^102

cancelling the powers of 10...

1 / 2*10^6

Which is the same as 0.5*10^-6 (or 1/2*10^-6)
Whoa, that's hard to read. Try adding LaTeX?

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Whoa, that's hard to read. Try adding LaTeX?

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LaTeX never!
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Whoa, that's hard to read. Try adding LaTeX?

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If anyone doesn't like it - then they could chose to ignore it. Or work it out for themselves. Or even struggle a bit if they choose.

Respectfully - if someone offers me into their home for a free meal, I don't complain about the taste.
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LaTeX never!
What's wrong with LaTeX?

(Original post by importunate)
If anyone doesn't like it - then they could chose to ignore it. Or work it out for themselves. Or even struggle a bit if they choose.

Respectfully - if someone offers me into their home for a free meal, I don't complain about the taste.
Just a suggestion, I mean I figured it out with the context but yeah

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What's wrong with LaTeX?



Just a suggestion, I mean I figured it out with the context but yeah

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it has been forced onto the academia so they are monopolising the market...
In analogy to what Microsoft has done for years.
Somebody told me that these days a mathematics Thesis or indeed a course project will not be accepted if it not typed in LateX.
Why?

I use a different editor with office which is easier to use (for me personally)
Nobody should be forced to used LaTeX ( I do not mean here but in general)

I just have some strong views on this subject.
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it has been forced onto the academia so they are monopolising the market...
In analogy to what Microsoft has done for years.
Somebody told me that these days a mathematics Thesis or indeed a course project will not be accepted if it not typed in LateX.
Why?

I use a different editor with office which is easier to use (for me personally)
Nobody should be forced to used LaTeX ( I do not mean here but in general)

I just have some strong views on this subject.
Really? I've only ever come across LaTeX here - I do prefer the office version, but LaTeX does the job in a TSR post as far as I'm concerned.

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Really? I've only ever come across LaTeX here - I do prefer the office version, but LaTeX does the job in a TSR post as far as I'm concerned.

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I do agree there is no other sensible option here it is just that I am stubborn and I have been doing a one man protest for years!
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I do agree there is no other sensible option here it is just that I am stubborn and I have been doing a one man protest for years!
Can't argue with that!

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I also need to simplify root (x^64) and I got x^32, is that correct?
please could someone help! thanks
I'm not sure... you need to write it out in latex for me to understand..

But in the real world yes it's correct.

If you are ever unsure try writing it out in indicies form - and then just follow the rules.
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Does anyone know how to simplify the fraction above? I'm still confused about it
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Does anyone know how to simplify the fraction above? I'm still confused about it
Split into two terms - divide the first terms, then divided the powers. Just like the first response showed.

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