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how to simplify 5 to the 2 power divided by 5 to the negative 3rd power.

Guest Apr 22, 2017
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5^(2)  /  5^(-3)        remember that   a^(-b)  =  1 / a^b     so we have

 

5^2  /  ( 1 / 5^3)    invert the second fraction and multiply

 

5^2  *  (5^3)  / 1          using  a^m * a^n  =    a^(m + n)

 

5^5  /  1   =

 

5^5

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Apr 22, 2017

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