Algebra 1

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ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-5 Division Properties of Exponents - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 10

Answer

$\dfrac{3^2}{3^5} = 3^{-3}$

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{a^m}{a^n} = a^{m-n}, a \ne 0$ Use the rule above to obtain: $=3^{2-5} \\= 3^{-3}$ Thus, the missing exponent is $-3$.
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