## anonymous 5 years ago Simplify, Assume that no variable equals 0: b^8/b^2

1. anonymous

If you're just learning powers I like to start by expanding the power out $\frac{b^8}{b^2} = \frac{b*b*b*b*b*b*b*b}{b*b}$ So we can cancel 2 b's on the top and bottom and we're left with.. $b*b*b*b*b*b = b^6$

2. anonymous

Does that make sense?

3. anonymous

a lil bit better but that is only one of the simpler problems on my worksheet

4. anonymous

Well I think you'll find that a similar approach works well on even more complicated problems. But if you have trouble feel free to ask.

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