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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- Dec 8th 2010, 12:23 PMfran1942exponent 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. - Dec 8th 2010, 12:34 PMHallsofIvy
First try to reduce each term to the same base. and so .

Can you finish that?

Similarly, , , and so .

Can you finish that? - Dec 8th 2010, 12:35 PMDrSteve
Here are some hints to start you off:

Get a common base. For example, and .

Use the following laws of exponents: