Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.1 - Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation - 4.1 Exercises: 78

Answer

The quotient rule does not apply.

Work Step by Step

According to the quotient rule for exponents, $\frac{a^{m}}{a^{n}}=a^{m-n}$ (where $a\ne0$). Therefore, $\frac{y^{5}}{t^{3}}$ cannot be simplified by the quotient rule for exponents, as the numerator and denominator do not have the same base $a$.
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