anonymous one year ago How to simplify this exponent expression? ((c^(5a)/c^(4a))^t

1. anonymous

2. Nnesha

when we divide same bases we should subtract their exponents $\huge\rm \frac{x^m}{x^n}=x^{m-n}$ then apply this exponent rule $\huge\rm (ab^n)^m = a^m b^{n \times m}$

3. anonymous

oh I see, I was trying to distribute the t to the exponents first. ty!

4. Nnesha

oh remember the pemdas rule Parentheses first ! if you can solve anything inside the parentheses first do that then exponent PEMDAS parentheses exponent (2nd) :=)