I'm trying to do

$\displaystyle \frac{e^{-3.15x10^{18}}}{e^{-4.9x10^{17}}}$

Can I minus the powers so I get

$\displaystyle e^{-2.66x10^{18}}$

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- Nov 2nd 2013, 10:16 AMMukilabDividing powers with the same base
I'm trying to do

$\displaystyle \frac{e^{-3.15x10^{18}}}{e^{-4.9x10^{17}}}$

Can I minus the powers so I get

$\displaystyle e^{-2.66x10^{18}}$ - Nov 2nd 2013, 10:30 AMPlatoRe: Dividing powers with the same base
- Nov 2nd 2013, 10:31 AMgrillageRe: Dividing powers with the same base
Yes, you can do this.

- Nov 2nd 2013, 11:46 AMHallsofIvyRe: Dividing powers with the same base
- Nov 2nd 2013, 04:14 PMMukilabRe: Dividing powers with the same base