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: 49

Answer

$=4x^{16}$

Work Step by Step

Group factors with the same base: $$\frac{8x^{20}}{2x^{4}}$$ $$=(\frac{8}{2})(\frac{x^{20}}{x^{4}})$$ When dividing factors with the same non-zero base, subtract the exponent of the denominator from the exponent of the numerator: $$=4x^{(20-4)}$$ $$=4x^{16}$$
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