Quotient rule of exponents

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  1. What are exponent rules?
  1. Simplify the following:
    1. a9a5 \frac{a^9}{a^5}
    2. x11y6z3x3y2z2 \frac{x^{11}y^6z^3}{x^3y^2z^2}
Topic Notes
Quotient rule simply states that as long as the base is the same, we can just divide two powers by subtracting the exponents. This is a shortcut to simplify exponents.
aman \frac{a^m}{a^n} = amn { a^{m-n}}