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(Section 0.5: Exponents and Radicals: Laws and Forms) 0.5.7 Example 3 (Simplifying an Expression) Simplify xx x 7/2 x 0 , where x > 0 . You may not have nonpositive exponents in your final expression. § Solution x x 0 = x 1 x 1/2 x ± 1 by Law 6 = x 1 + 1 2 x by Law 1 = x 3/2 x = x 3 2 ² 7 2 x > 0 () by Law 2 = x ² 2 x > 0 = 1 x 2 x > 0 by Law 7 § FOOTNOTES 1. Interpreting x m / n . x m / n , where m and n are positive, even integers, is interpreted differently
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