(53

^{2000)}/(53^{1999)}or (53^{2000}-2000)/(53^{1999}-2000)

**PLEASE EXPLAIN, DONT JUST SAY THE ANSWER**

*THANK YOU*

CalculatorUser Feb 6, 2019

#2**+2 **

Lets see

\(\frac{53^{2000}}{53^{1999}}=53^{2000-1999}=53\)

Think about the second one.

The numerator and the denominator are reduced by 2000

but proportionately the numerator has been reduced by less than the denominator because it was bigger to start with.

so proportionately... the top was **reduced** by a smaller factor than the bottom so the entire number got bigger.

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It is like this

\(\frac{10}{8}\;\;compared \;\;to \;\;\frac{9}{7}\\ 1\frac{2}{8}\;\;compared \;\;to \;\;1\frac{2}{7}\\ \)

The second one is bigger.

Melody Feb 6, 2019