## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.4 - Dividing by Monomials - Concept Quiz 5.4 - Page 211: 3

False.

#### Work Step by Step

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

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