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Division of Algebraic Terms with Powers (1)

In this worksheet, students divide algebraic terms with indices or powers.

'Division of Algebraic Terms with Powers (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Use and Interpret Algebraic Notation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This worksheet is about the division of algebraic terms with powers.



Do the following division.


a9÷ a3 =  




Remember what a9 and a3 mean and divide them. We get: 


 a x a x a x a x a x a x a x a x a

a x a x a


Each a from the bottom of the fraction will cancel out with an a from the top leaving a6


This process can be simplified into the rule

a÷ an = am-n

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