Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - Dividing Polynomials - Exercise Set: 40

Answer

$-5x^{36}$

Work Step by Step

Divide the monomials by cancelling out common factors of the numbers and subtracting the exponents of variables. $(\frac{-15x^{40}}{3x^4})=-\frac{15}{3}x^{40-4}=-5x^{36}$ Check the answer. $3x^4(-5x^{36})=-15x^{4+36}=-15x^{40}$
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