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# Solving and Factorising

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a^5 divided by a^3

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$$\frac{a^5}{a^3}$$=$$a^2$$

same base, we subtract the power so,

5-3=2

Dec 1, 2019
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a^5 divided by a^3

equals  a2

Remember that a5 means  a • a • a • a • a

and a3 means  a • a • a

So when you divide a5 by a3 ... you simply cancel 3 of the a's ... leaving a • a ... which of course is a2

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Dec 1, 2019