## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$-8a^{11}b^{8}c^4$
RECALL: The quotient rule of exponents states that: $\dfrac{a^m}{a^n}=a^{m-n}, a \ne 0$. Divide the numerical coefficients, and use the quotient rule to find: $=-8a^{12-1}b^{10-2}c^{8-4} \\=-8a^{11}b^{8}c^4$