Quandaries
and Queries 

I was wondering if you can describe the steps in getting the solution to the problem below. I have the solution of 5/3 in the back of a book, but I have no idea how that answer was reached. 2raised to the 100th power + 2raised to the 98th power divided by 2raised to the 100th power  2raised to the 98th power 

Hi, 2 raised to the 100th power is
where the 2 is multiplied by itself 100 times. This can be written
where the 2 is multiplied by itself 98 times then twice more. That is
Thus the numerator is
Write the term 2^{100} in the denominator the same way and see if that helps. Penny 

