EXPONENTIAL RULES - Example

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

Example 6: Simplify tex2html_wrap_inline39 .

Solution: You may only combine the base 6's; you may not combine the 5 and the 8.
Note that tex2html_wrap_inline39 can be written tex2html_wrap_inline43 which can be simplified to tex2html_wrap_inline45 which in turn can be simplified to tex2html_wrap_inline47 .

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