College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 32: 2


$b^{m-n}$; SUBTRACT.

Work Step by Step

This problem tests your understanding of the Quotient rule. According to the Quotient rule, when dividing exponential expressions with the same nonzero base, you should subtract the exponent in the denominator from the exponent in the numerator. Use this result as the exponent of the common base. For example, $\frac{3^3}{3^2}=3^{3-2}=3^1=3$
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