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

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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.
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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:
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