Dividing with exponents can be tricky...

But is doesn't have to be difficult! I am constantly having to re-teach students how to divide exponents. Whether the base is an integer or variable they can never seem to remember how to simplify the fraction. The phrase "top minus bottom, answer on top" has helped ALL of my students remember this tricky concept! When the bases are the same, simply subtract the bottom from the top and be sure to put your answer on top:) Hope this helps your students too! Here is a great cheatsheet for your students who need extra help!


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