Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 4 - Polynomials - Review Exercises: Chapter 4 - Page 298: 22



Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents, the given expression, $ \dfrac{6a^{-5}b}{3a^8b^{-8}} ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{\cancel{3}\cdot2a^{-5-8}b^{1-(-8)}}{\cancel{3}} \\\\= 2a^{-13}b^{9} \\\\= \dfrac{2b^{9}}{a^{13}} .\end{array}
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