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plz help What is the value of $(2x^3) \div (2x)^3$ when $x = 2007$? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Jun 18, 2020
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You can first simplify the expression before substituting x = 2007.

 

Hint: The expression is constant for any values of x. That means no matter what x is, it always gives the same value.

 Jun 18, 2020
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i did that but it seems to get more complicated can you show me how you did the entire thing step by step, it would be greatly appreciated thank you!

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The idea:

 

By law of indices, \((2x)^3 = 2^3 x^3 = 8x^3\)

 

The denominator is 8x3 and the numerator is 2x3

Now it is obvious that we can rewrite 8x3 as 4(2x3) and cross out 2x3.

 

Simplifying gives 1/4.

MaxWong  Jun 18, 2020

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