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anonymous
 4 years ago
What is the result if you divide 12x^8y^8 by 3x^4y^2?
anonymous
 4 years ago
What is the result if you divide 12x^8y^8 by 3x^4y^2?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1327721706962:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1327721799673:dw Do you see how I got that?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The constants (12 and 3) just divide normally

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0However, whenever you have the same variables being divided, you take the power of the one on top and subtract the power on bottom to get the final answer

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0e.g. in your case, 84 = 4, and that is positive, and so the x stays in the numerator and retains that 4...no problem
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