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We have seen how to multiply powers, now we shall see how to divide powers.

     

 

Notice that  

This is a general property, which we shall now prove.

     

Now cancel all the n a's in the denominator.

This means that the denominator becomes 1, and that the numerator has m-n a's (because n a's have been cancelled)

Hence,

     

That is,

     


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Question 1/5

1. 4a2b3c x 3a3b2c4 2a4bc3 is

6ab4c2

6ab3c3

4ab4c2

24a9b6c8

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