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: 50



Work Step by Step

Group factors with the same base: $$\frac{20x^{24}}{10x^{6}}$$ $$=(\frac{20}{10})(\frac{x^{24}}{x^{6}})$$ When dividing factors with the same non-zero base, subtract the exponent of the denominator from the exponent of the numerator: $$=2x^{(24-6)}$$ $$=2x^{18}$$
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