EXPONENTIAL RULES
 Rule 2:
 To divide identical bases, subtract the exponents.
 Problem 1:
 Simplify .
 Answer:

 Solution:
 Since the bases are identical, you can combine them
using Rule 1 (multiply bases). Rewrite
as
.
You can also combine the bases using Rule 2.
can be written
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