Elementary Algebra

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Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.4 - Dividing by Monomials - Concept Quiz 5.4 - Page 211: 2

False

Work Step by Step

$\frac{10a^{6}}{2a^{2}}$ = 8$a^{4}$ To check if this is true or not, we simplify the left side. RECALL: $\frac{b^{n}}{b^{m}}$ = $b^{n-m}$ So, $\frac{10a^{6}}{2a^{2}}$ = $\frac{10}{2}$$a^{6-2}$ = 5$a^{4}$ Because 5$a^{4}$ is not equal to 8$a^{4}$, this statement is false.

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