## anonymous one year ago which is equal to $\frac{ 6^{-8} }{ 6^{-2} }$

1. jim_thompson5910

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2. jim_thompson5910

The bases are both 6, so we subtract the exponents (top - bottom) (-8) minus (-2) this is the new exponent for the same base 6. The base is never changed |dw:1433808053069:dw|

3. jim_thompson5910

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4. jim_thompson5910

I'll let you simplify the exponent in $\LARGE 6^{-8-(-2)}$

5. anonymous

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6. anonymous

6^-6?

7. jim_thompson5910

very good $\LARGE 6^{-6}$ is correct