When dividing like bases, keep the base the same and subtract the denominator exponent from the numerator exponent This rule can be demonstrated using the combo kit and the basic ops kit or a combination of both by building the corresponding rectangles. The dividend is the total rectangle, the divisor is the across distance, and the quotient is the down distance.
1 divided by 1 = 1
x divided by 1 = x
x square divided by x is x
x cube divided by x is x square