# High School Math : Multiplying and Dividing Exponents

## Example Questions

### Example Question #2 : Exponents

Simplify the following expression.

Explanation:

When dividing with exponents, the exponent in the denominator is subtracted from the exponent in the numerator. For example: .

In our problem, each term can be treated in this manner. Remember that a negative exponent can be moved to the denominator.

Now, simplifly the numerals.

### Example Question #3 : Exponents

Simplify the following expression.

Explanation:

We are given:

Recall that when we are multiplying exponents with the same base, we keep the base the same and add the exponents.

Thus, we have .

### Example Question #1 : Multiplying And Dividing Exponents

Simplify the following expression.

Explanation:

Recall that when we are dividing exponents with the same base, we keep the base the same and subtract the exponents.

Thus, we have .

We also recall that for negative exponents,

.

Thus, .

### Example Question #5 : Exponents

Simplify the following exponent expression:

Explanation:

Begin by rearranging the terms in the numerator and denominator so that the exponents are positive:

Multiply the exponents:

Simplify:

### Example Question #6 : Exponents

Simplify the expression:

Explanation:

First simplify the second term, and then combine the two:

### Example Question #2 : Multiplying And Dividing Exponents

Solve for

Cannot be determined from the given information.