Consider the quotient . Notice that:

Like this:

Based on the example above, we can conclude that:

To divide powers of the same base, nonzero, we mustpreserve the base and subtract the exponents.

Generically:

Next: Power PowerConsider the quotient . Notice that:

Like this:

Based on the example above, we can conclude that:

To divide powers of the same base, nonzero, we mustpreserve the base and subtract the exponents.

Generically:

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