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Chris 9th grade Parent Simplifying Exponents Question b^5d^2/b^3d^8 my answer b^3d^6 calculator b^3d^10
My daughter and I do not understand why.
Thank you 

Hi Chris, I think the problem might be interpreting this expression without parentheses. When I looked at your expression b^5d^2/b^3d^8 I read is as If this is the correct interpretation then it simplifies to If the problem is
Then the simplification is
Does this help? 

