
ExponentsDividing Terms with the Same BaseWhen one term is divided by another with the same base, we subtract exponents:
This is true for all kinds of exponents, positive and negative (and as we will see later, fractional). Example 4A
Study some more worked examples:
Exercise 4A.Now practice with some of the following exercises: Example 4B.What if we have terms that are both in a product and quotient with the same base? We had the exponents in the numerator and divide those in the denominator. Check out these examples: Exercise 4BGot that? Then test yourself with these harder exercises: << Multiplying Terms with the Same Base  Exponents Index  Raising One Power to Another >>
