SOLUTION: How do I divide exponents that have negitive bases? I have one problem that has it. It is -16 x to the fourth power divided by -24 x to the 2 power.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents Question 58791This question is from textbook Mathematics : How do I divide exponents that have negitive bases? I have one problem that has it. It is -16 x to the fourth power divided by -24 x to the 2 power.This question is from textbook Mathematics Found 2 solutions by checkley71, funmath:Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!-16X^4/-24X^2 FACTORING OUT (-8) & (X^2) FROM BOTH NUMERATOR & DENOMINATOR WE HAVE LEFT 2X^2/3 Answer by funmath(2925)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! <---is this what you meant? If so the exponents only have x's as there base. Reduce the numbers as usual. When dividing subtract the exponents of like bases. Happy Calculating!!!