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 - Page 386: 43



Work Step by Step

Divide the monomials by cancelling out common factors of the numbers and subtracting the exponents of variables. $\frac{7y^{17}}{5y^5}=\frac{7}{5}y^{(17-5)}=\frac{7}{5}y^{12}$ Check the answer. $5y^5(\frac{7}{5}y^{12})=\frac{5(7)}{5}y^{(5+12)}=7y^{17}$
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