2^(4-1)^2 / 2^(3-2)

2^8

2^7

2^6

2^5

2^4

## 2^(4-1)^2 / 2^(3-2)

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So when you have the same base and it's division you can subtract the exponents. So 9 - 1 = 8.

Therefore the answer is [spoiler]A 2^8[/spoiler]

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It should be the second way. See https://www.beatthegmat.com/2-4-1-2-t41974.htmlgmatmath wrote:This problem can have 2 solutions depending on how the parenthesis are placed.

case1: [2^(4-1)]^2 / 2^(3-2)

= (2^3)^2 / 2

= 2^6/2

= 2^5

case2: 2^[(4-1)^2]/2^(3-2)

= 2^[3^2]/2

= 2^9/2

=2^8

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