SBP-Program

f

tw

in

Dividing exponents with base 10

How to divide powers with base 10?

See the following examples.

Examples of dividing exponents with base 10

Example 1.

Dividing powers with base 10 and unequal exponents

109 ÷ 106 =
109 - 6 =
103 = 1000

See Powers of 10.

Example 2.

Dividing powers with the base of 10 and equal exponents

102 ÷ 102 =
102 - 2 =
100 = 1

See Powers of 10.

Example 3.

Dividing exponents with base 10

(15 - 5)8 ÷ (45 - 35)2 =
108 ÷ 102 =
108 - 2 =
106 = 1 000 000

See Powers of 10.

Example 4.

Divide exponents with base 10 and negative exponents

10-9 ÷ 10-4 =
10-9 - (-4) =
10-5 =
1/105 = 1/100 000

See Powers of 10.

Example 5.

Dividing powers with the base 10 and negative exponents

1017 ÷ 1020 =
1017 - 20 =
10-3 =
1/103 = 1/1000

See Powers of 10.