Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.4 - Dividing by Monomials - Concept Quiz 5.4 - Page 212: 6



Work Step by Step

$\frac{x^{4}}{-x^{4}}$ = -1 To check if this is true or not, we simplify the left side. RECALL: $\frac{b^{n}}{b^{m}}$ = $b^{n-m}$ So, $\frac{x^{4}}{-x^{4}}$ = -$x^{4-4}$ = -$x^{0}$ = -1 Because -1 is equal to -1, this statement is true.
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