Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 9 years ago

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

y^14 / y^6

Thank you!!!!

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  • PaulR2
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    All you have to do is subtract the exponents so 14-6 = 8, y^8 would be the answer.

    y^8

  • Anonymous
    9 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
  • 9 years ago

    y^14 / y^6

    Since 6 is smaller than 14,you move that number

    y^(14-6)

    Answer is y^8

  • 9 years ago

    = y^8

    just subtract the top exponent from the bottom

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