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

False; The correct statement is: $\dfrac{2^8}{2^{-3}} = 2^{11}$
RECALL: $\dfrac{a^{m}}{a^n} = a^{m-n}, a\ne0$ Use the rule above to obtain: $\dfrac{2^8}{2^{-3}} = 2^{8-(-3)}=2^{8+3}=2^{11}$ Thus, the given statement is false. The correct statement is: $\dfrac{2^8}{2^{-3}} = 2^{11}$