Simplify (15s^-4)/(5s^-8)

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15s-45s-8
Move s-8 to the numerator using the negative exponent rule 1b-n=bn.
15s-4s85
Multiply s-4 by s8 by adding the exponents.
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Move s8.
15(s8s-4)5
Use the power rule aman=am+n to combine exponents.
15s8-45
Subtract 4 from 8.
15s45
15s45
Cancel the common factor of 15 and 5.
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Factor 5 out of 15s4.
5(3s4)5
Cancel the common factors.
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Factor 5 out of 5.
5(3s4)5(1)
Cancel the common factor.
5(3s4)5⋅1
Rewrite the expression.
3s41
Divide 3s4 by 1.
3s4
3s4
3s4
Simplify (15s^-4)/(5s^-8)

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