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# HELP!!! Divide the expression using the quotient rule.?

y^14 / y^6

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- PaulR2Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
All you have to do is subtract the exponents so 14-6 = 8, y^8 would be the answer.

y^8

- Anonymous9 years ago
Subtract the denominator's exponent from the numerator's exponent since they have the same base variable y.

y^14 / y^6

= y^(14-6)

= y^8

However, if you happened to have misread the question, it might've been talking about derivatives.

To derive the expression using the quotient rule: (in words) the derivative of the upper times the bottom minus the upper times the derivative of the bottom, all over the bottom squared.

The derivative of the expression would be the following:

[14(y^13)(y^6) - 6(y^14)(y^5)] / y^12

Source(s): High school calculus class - Richard WLv 59 years ago
y^14 / y^6

Since 6 is smaller than 14,you move that number

y^(14-6)

Answer is y^8

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