# math

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My teacher never specifically told us how to do these type of problems and now i have 10 of the same type of questions for homework due when i come back to class 2 days.

a^7b^6
________
a^5b

Im not asking for the answer but the steps to get to the answers to these type of problems. My class is specifically Honors Algebra 1 (highschool) 9th grade.

• math -

to multiply, add exponents: x^3 * x^5 = x^8

to divide, subtract exponents: x^8/x^5 = x^3

this problem yields:

a^2b^5

• math -

what is (8x4)+ (5x7)+9

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