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I am confused why, when dividing indices, the answer to (4)^6 / (5) ^2 remains the same while 4 is technically able to be divided by 5.

But when it comes to other questions about dividing indices, this seems to be not the case, as shown in the second screenshot.

Why? Is there a specific rule?

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Last edited by Ria303; 7 months ago
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(Original post by Ria303)
I am confused why, when dividing indices, the answer to (4)^6 / (5) ^2 remains the same while 4 is technically able to be divided by 5.

But when it comes to other questions about dividing indices, this seems to be not the case, as shown in the second screenshot.

Why? Is there a specific rule?

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Hi Ria303,

I don't profess to be a maths expert but i've found the following website which may help?

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