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Polynomial Exponents

Fractions

Fractions are really just a division problem which is shown in a special form. Since we can just "distribute" in the exponents for an ordinary division problem, we can do the same for a fraction. Look over the example below:

We can just distribute in the 3, as in the other problems.

As you can see, once the 3 was distributed, the parentheses could be removed. Then the 23 was simplified.

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