Quotient Rule

Reference > Algebra: Exponents

Description

The Quotient Rule states that:

\(\frac{{x}^{a}}{{x}^{b}}={x}^{a-b}\)
Examples
\[\frac{{x}^{8}}{{x}^{5}}\]
1
Use Quotient Rule: \(\frac{{x}^{a}}{{x}^{b}}={x}^{a-b}\)
\[{x}^{8-5}\]

2
Simplify \(8-5\) to \(3\)
\[{x}^{3}\]

Done