SOLUTION: Explain why the quotient of x^8 and x^2 is x^6 instead of x^4.
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Explain why the quotient of x^8 and x^2 is x^6 instead of x^4.
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When dividing one term with an exponent by another term having an exponent, exponents are subtracted.
So, x^8/x^2 = x^(8-2) = x^6