EXPONENTIAL RULES - Example

Rule 2: To divide identical bases, subtract the exponents.

Example 4: Simplify tex2html_wrap_inline72 .

Solution: tex2html_wrap_inline72 can be written

displaymath76

which in turn can be written as

displaymath78

or

displaymath80

The later can also be written tex2html_wrap_inline82 . Note that tex2html_wrap_inline82 can also be written as

displaymath86

According to Rule 2, you can get to the answer directly by subtracting the exponents

displaymath88


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