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1. According to my textbook, .

Why does it not also equal ?
2. (Original post by Illidan2)
According to my textbook, .

Why does it not also equal ?
It's the same thing. You can simplify your answer further to get the one in the textbook. Can you see how?
3. No, I do not see how. I notice 2 is the cube root of 8, but that is pretty much it. Because 8 is three times 2, can I just add 3 to the multiplier?
4. (Original post by Illidan2)
No, I do not see how.
Write
5. (Original post by Illidan2)
Well I kinda implied that then you get in there and surely you know how this simplifies further.
6. (Original post by RDKGames)
Well I kinda implied that then you get in there and surely you know how this simplifies further.
7. (Original post by Illidan2)
Yeah so then can you see how this leads your answer to their form?
8. Yeah. Because I have 3 lots of , so I have three lots of ! :3
9. Therefore
10. Thank you!

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