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One ordered pair (a,b) satisfies the two equations ab^4 = 384 and ab^5 = 4608. What is the value of a in this ordered pair?

 Aug 7, 2021
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One ordered pair (a,b) satisfies the two equations ab^4 = 384 and ab^5 = 4608. What is the value of a in this ordered pair?     

 

 

 ab5       4608  

––––  =  ––––    

 ab4        384   

 

   b  =  12  

 

Plug the value of b into one of the equations and solve for a.  

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 Aug 7, 2021

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