Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Properties of Integral Exponents - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 2

Answer

$b^{m-n}$; subtract

Work Step by Step

The quotient rule for exponents states that $\dfrac{b^m}{b^n} = \underline{b^{m-n}}, b \ne 0$. When dividing exponential expressions with the same nonzero base, SUBTRACT the exponents in order to simplify the expression.
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