College Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Exercise Set P.2: 17

Answer

16

Work Step by Step

When dividing exponential expressions with the same non-zero base, subtract the exponent of the denominator from the exponent of the numerator and give the result to the same base: $$\frac{2^{8}}{2^{4}}$$ $$=2^{(8-4)}$$ $$=2^{4}$$ $$=16$$
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