# Question #a2849

##### 1 Answer

Use some exponent properties to end up with

#### Explanation:

The rules of exponents tell us this:

In other words, when we divide numbers with exponents that have the same base, we **subtract** the exponents.

In the context of your problem, we will have to apply this property twice. Rewrite the expression as:

Note that

The same process goes for

This is the same thing as