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what is x^2(x^-8)

 Feb 7, 2022
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x-8   is equal to   1 / x8

 

 

x2 / x8  =  1/x6    or    x-6

 Feb 7, 2022
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Use the exponent rule \(x^{a} \cdot x^{b} = x^{a+b}\).

 

\(x^2 \cdot x^{-8} = x^{2-8} = x^{-6} = \boxed{\frac{1}{x^6}}\)

 Feb 7, 2022

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