Review question

Can we simplify these expressions involving indices? Add to your resource collection Remove from your resource collection Add notes to this resource View your notes for this resource

Ref: R8779

Suggestion

Given that $p=24$ and $q=-16$, simplify

1. $\dfrac{x^px^q}{x^7}$,

2. $(x^2)^p(x^3)^q$.

Notice that all the powers in these expressions have the same base, namely $x$. How do we combine powers when multiplying, dividing, etc?