a^5 divided by a^3

\(\frac{a^5}{a^3}\)=\(a^2\)

same base, we subtract the power so,

5-3=2

equals a^{2}

Remember that a^{5} means a • a • a • a • a

and a^{3} means a • a • a

So when you divide a^{5} by a^{3} ... you simply cancel 3 of the a's ... leaving a • a ... which of course is a^{2}

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