ISEE Upper Level Math : How to subtract exponential variables

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Example Question #271 : Algebraic Concepts

Simplify the expression:

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The expression cannot be simplified further.

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Group, then collect like terms:

Example Question #21 : Variables And Exponents

Simplify:

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Example Question #3 : How To Subtract Exponential Variables

Assume that . Which of the following expressions is equivalent to:

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Example Question #4 : How To Subtract Exponential Variables

If , simplify:

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Example Question #5 : How To Subtract Exponential Variables

If , simplify:

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Example Question #6 : How To Subtract Exponential Variables

If , simplify:

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Example Question #7 : How To Subtract Exponential Variables

If , simplify:

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Example Question #31 : Variables And Exponents

If , simplify:

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Example Question #9 : How To Subtract Exponential Variables

Simplify the following expression:

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Simplify the following expression:

We can treat this basically as a regular subtraction problem. 

We want to subtract our coefficients, while leaving the exponents the same.

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