# Algebra 1 : How to divide monomial quotients

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #1 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Evaluate

Explanation:

When dividing a polynomial by a monomial, we can use a divison called, term-by-term, dividing each of the top terms by the monomial.

Simplify.

Rewrite it with the leading coefficent first,

### Example Question #2 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Simplify the fraction to its lowest terms:

Explanation:

The first step is to divide the constants, 18 and 6, by the LCM, 6, to get 3. When dividing variables, if the variable is present in the numerator and denominator, subtract the exponent found in the numerator by the exponent in the denominator.

For , you have .

For , you have .

For , you have .

Then write the simplified answer as one term:

Divide:

Explanation:

### Example Question #1 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Siimplify:

Explanation:

For any polynomial division, divide each term in the numerator individually by the denominator:

### Example Question #2 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Simplify:

Explanation:

When dividing monomials, consider the coefficients and variables separately. Rewrite the expression as  , grouping common bases. For the coeffiecients, we can divide normally: . For the variables, we can keep the common base and subtract the exponents: . Then, multiply each portion all back together to obtain .

### Example Question #1 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Simplify the expression.

Explanation:

Because we are only multiplying terms in the numerator, we can disregard the parentheses.

To combine like terms in the numerator, we add their exponents.

To combine like terms between the numerator and denominator, subtract the denominator exponent from the numerator exponent.

Remember that any negative exponents stay in the denominator.

### Example Question #1 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Simplify:

Explanation:

and  cancel out, leaving  in the numerator. 5 and 25 cancel out, leaving 5 in the denominator

### Example Question #2 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Simplify the following:

Explanation:

First, let us factor the numerator:

### Example Question #1 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Simplify the following:

Explanation:

First, flip the numerator and the denominator of the second fraction to turn the division into multiplication.

We can then cancel like terms.

From both the numerator and denominator, remove one , remove one , and remove one :

Then we finish by multiplying the constants:

### Example Question #3 : How To Divide Monomial Quotients

Simplify this expression: