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Rules of Exponents

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When dividing numbers in exponent notation with the **same base**, we subtract the exponents.

The following videos shows more examples of subtraction of exponents:

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Rules of Exponents

Math Worksheets

Consider:

This is the **second law of exponents**:

* Example: *

Simplify the following expressions, giving your answers in exponent form

* Solution: *

** Common Error** : The second law of exponent does **NOT** apply to subtraction of numbers in exponent notation.

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