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: 38

Answer

$x^{40}$

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: $$\frac{x^{30}}{x^{(-10)}}$$ $$=x^{(30-(-10))}$$ $$=x^{(30+10)}$$ $$=x^{40}$$
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