How do you simplify this exponential expression?8x6^1776 divided by 3x6^1773

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Simplify `(8*6^(1776))/(3*6^(1773))` :

Write as `8/3*6^(1776)/6^(1773)` Use the quotient of powers rule `a^m/a^n=a^(m-n)`

`=8/3*6^3`

`=8/3*216=576`

The answer is 576.