do you divide powers just like you divide normal whole no.?

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- Dec 10th 2008, 02:44 PMmisbah khanpolynomial divisiondo you divide powers just like you divide normal whole no.?

- Dec 10th 2008, 03:14 PMrugbygirl2
Do you mean dividing variables raised to a power such as:

(x^5)/ (x^3)

If so, then you would subtract the powers, so the answer would be x^2 - Dec 10th 2008, 03:16 PMxwanderingpoetx
Yes