Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Review Exercises - Page 415: 65



Work Step by Step

We use the quotient rule for exponents, which states that if the base in both the numerator and the denominator are the same, we can subtract the power of the denominator from the power of the numerator, keeping the same base. We first want to divide the constants: $$8x^{8 - 1}y^{6 - 3}$$ Subtract the powers: $$8x^7y^3$$
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