Dividing exponents: (6x^5y^2z^-4)/(4x^-2y^4z^-1)  TOPIC_SOLVED

Fractions, ratios, percentages, exponents, number patterns, word problems without variables, etc.

Dividing exponents: (6x^5y^2z^-4)/(4x^-2y^4z^-1)

Postby agayer411 on Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:50 pm

I am having a terrible time understanding how to divide exponents. I think that I am thinking too hard and making this harder than what it is. How would you go about solving " (6x^5y^2z^-4)/(4x^-2y^4z^-1) " I have a few problems that are like this, all dealing with dividing exponents that are both positive and negitive.
agayer411
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:42 pm

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby stapel_eliz on Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:01 pm

To learn how to work with exponents, negative and otherwise, try here. For worked examples of how to simplify expressions of this sort, try here.

Then note that:

. . . . .

...and see where that leads. :wink:
User avatar
stapel_eliz
 
Posts: 1803
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:22 pm


Return to Arithmetic

cron