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 - Problem Set 5.4: 7

Answer

$-8$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: (i) $\dfrac{a^m}{a^n} = a^{m-n}$ (ii) $a^0=1, a\ne0$ Divide the coefficients, and then use the rule above to obtain: $=-8x^{3-3} \\=-8x^{0} \\=-8(1) \\=-8$
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