## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Given: $\frac{y^{14}}{y^{14}}$ The general formula is $\frac{x^{m}}{x^{n}}$ = $x^{m - n}$. We make the following substitutions into the general formula: x = y, m = 14, and n= 14. Thus, $x^{m - n}$ = $y^{14 - 14}$ = $y^{0}$. Since any number to the power 0 is 1, $y^{0}$ = 1.