## Algebra Rule 17

#### If the top and bottom of a fraction are both exponents with the same base, the fraction is equal to the base raised to the numerator exponent minus the denominator exponent

**Description:**

This one is very simple. Since division is the inverse of multiplication, multiplying a number by itself a few times and then dividing it by itself multiplied a few time is the same as just multiplying it by itself *a few less times*.