Dividing Monomials
Dividing a Monomial by a Monomial
To divide a monomial by a monomial, use the Division Property of
Exponents. (Assume that any variable in the denominator is not equal
to zero.)
Division Property of
Exponents
Example
Find: 36w^{5}xy^{3} Ã· 9w^{2}y^{7}
Solution 
36w^{5}xy^{3} Ã· 9w^{2}y^{7} 
Rewrite the problem using a
division bar.


Cancel the common factor, 9,
in the numerator and denominator.


Use the Division Property of Exponents.


Simplify. 

