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narissa
 one year ago
when dividing exponents for division do u subtact?
narissa
 one year ago
when dividing exponents for division do u subtact?

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jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You mean something like this? \[\LARGE \frac{x^8}{x^3}\]

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, you subtract the exponents (top  bottom) \[\LARGE \frac{x^8}{x^3} = x^{83} = x^5\] this only works if the bases are the same. In this case, they are both x

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1top exponent = 12 bottom exponent = 3 top  bottom = (top)  (bottom) = (12)  (3) = ??? it's not going to be 9

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes 12  (3) = 12+3 = 15

narissa
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thanks can u help me with a few more?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1sure, one more

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1post as a new question and tag me in it
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