## Spring98 one year ago How do i simplify this?10^6/10^-3

1. anonymous

are you looking for just the answer or how to solve it? or both?

2. campbell_st

when dividing the same base, subtract the powers so its

3. Spring98

both because i need to now the answer

4. Spring98

is it 9?

5. jim_thompson5910

as campbell_st is saying $\Large \frac{10^{\color{red}{6}}}{10^{\color{blue}{-3}}} = 10^{\color{red}{6}-(\color{blue}{-3})} = 10^{??}$

6. Spring98

so it's 9

7. jim_thompson5910

the exponent is, but the overall answer is $\Large 10^9$

8. Spring98

that is what i thought i would come out with