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    Elementary algebra

    The answer is C, i kind of got the answer but I don't understand why its 5x^4 and not 5x^3!!????
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    Re: Elementary algebra

    Quote Originally Posted by asilvester635 View Post
    The answer is C, i kind of got the answer but I don't understand why its 5x^4 and not 5x^3!!????
    \frac{10x^6+8x^4}{2x^2}=\frac{10x^6}{2x^2}+\frac{8  x^4}{2x^2}=~?
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    Re: Elementary algebra

    You cant do anything since 10 and 8 don't have the same exponents right?
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    Re: Elementary algebra

    oh i got it, THANKS!! We minus the exponents when we're dividing fractions.
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