EXPONENTIAL RULES

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

Problem 2:
Simplify tex2html_wrap_inline33 .
Answer:

tex2html_wrap_inline35
Solution:

Simplify the numerator using Rule 1: tex2html_wrap_inline37 .

tex2html_wrap_inline33 can now be written tex2html_wrap_inline41 ; it can be simplified further using Rule 2 to tex2html_wrap_inline43. You can also have written the answer as tex2html_wrap_inline45.

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