Can someone please show me (or direct me to) a method for solving these two.

I cannot figure out how you would go about getting the answer.

Thanks for any help.

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- December 8th 2010, 11:23 AMfran1942exponent division question
Can someone please show me (or direct me to) a method for solving these two.

I cannot figure out how you would go about getting the answer.

Thanks for any help. - December 8th 2010, 11:34 AMHallsofIvy
First try to reduce each term to the same base. and so .

Can you finish that?

Similarly, , , and so .

Can you finish that? - December 8th 2010, 11:35 AMDrSteve
Here are some hints to start you off:

Get a common base. For example, and .

Use the following laws of exponents: