## Elementary Algebra

When we divide two monomials by each other, the exponents are subtracted, not divided. So, in our case, the exponents are 8 and 2. Because they must be subtracted, the exponent will be 8 - 2 = 6 and not 8 $\div$ 2 = 4. Consequently, the quotient will be $x^{6}$ and not $x^{4}$
When we divide two monomials by each other, the exponents are subtracted, not divided. So, in our case, the exponents are 8 and 2. Because they must be subtracted, the exponent will be 8 - 2 = 6 and not 8 $\div$ 2 = 4. Consequently, the quotient will be $x^{6}$ and not $x^{4}$