Division of Monomials - Fraction with like bases

Show the expanded form and simplification of x^4 divided by x^2 . Explain in your own words how you can simplify x^4 divided by x^2 without having to write the expanded form.

Part 2:

Create your own fraction with like bases, coefficients, and show its simplification

Comments for Division of Monomials - Fraction with like bases

 Jul 11, 2012 Division of Monomials by: Staff Answer: Simplification using the expanded form: x^4 divided by x^2 = x⁴/x² = (x*x*x*x)/(x*x) Two of the x’s in the numerator will cancel two of the x’s in the denominator = (x*x)*(x/x)*(x/x) = (x*x)*(1)*(1) = x*x = x² >>> final answer = x² Explain in your own words how you can simplify x^4 divided by x^2 without having to write the expanded form When dividing monomials which have the same base, simply subtract the exponents. x^a / x^b = x^(a-b) Part 2: Create your own fraction with like bases, coefficients, and show its simplification 15²²/15³ = 15⁽²²⁻³⁾ = 15¹⁹ Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com