# ACT Aspire Math: Working with Exponents to Solve for *y*

What is the value of y in the equation above?

ACT Aspire | Math |

ACT Aspire Math | Number & Quantity |

Math | Number & Quantity |

Product Type | ACT Aspire |

Test Prep | ACT Aspire ACT Aspire Math |

### Transcript

of exponents we need to follow the laws of the

land Great powers exist in this land So someone needs

teo You know rule with an iron fist We tourists

need to tread carefully First multiplying exponents with the same

base follows the rule x to the a Times x

to the b is x to the a plus b

So apply this rule the equation right here So export

that's fifth is x to the ninth and then exit

ninth over X squared is x to the y Well

dividing exponents with the same base follows the rule exit

over exit b is x to the a minus b

So we just apply this rule to our new equation

Here we get nine minus two or x to the

nine months to r x to the seventh What We're

looking for the value of the resulting exponents So well

seven It is the day we're getting exponentially better as

we go along here All right so that's it for

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