This is similar to the power of a product property. Suppose you're dividing two expressions with the same exponent, but different bases.

By canceling common factors, you can see that:

**Example 1:**

**Example 2:**

Simplify

For all real numbers *a*, *b*, and *c* (as
long as *b* ≠ 0, and *a* and *c* are not both
0):