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what do I do if I am trying to do this: 8^-5/8^3 but i'm trying to get it into a base and exponent directly

 Aug 21, 2017
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8^(-5)  / 8^3    = 1/8^5       X   1/8^3     add indices to get       1/8^8

 

or   8^(-5)  / 8^3   =  8^(-5)    X  8^(-3)       add indices   to get 8^(-8)    = 1/8^8,same thing.

 

 

 

Remember that  X^(-n)    = 1/ X^n
 

 Aug 21, 2017

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