Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.6 Exponents and Scientific Notation - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 3

Answer

subtract

Work Step by Step

$\dfrac{a^x}{a^y}=a^{x-y}$ Therefore, when dividing exponential expressions with the same base, we SUBTRACT the exponents.
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