Hampton has a baseball card collection of #5^6# cards. He organizes the cards into boxes that hold #5^4# each. How many boxes will Hampton need to hold the cards?

1 Answer
Oct 23, 2016

Answer:

#BN = 5^2 = 25#; where #BN = "Boxes Needed"#.

Explanation:

Hampton's total cards #= 5^6#

He has boxes holding #5^4# cards

You need to divide the total number of boxes by the number of cards held per box to determine the number of boxes required.

Therefore your answer is:

#BN = (5^6) / (5^4)" "#; where #BN = "Boxes Needed"#.

When dividing the same number with exponents you subtract the exponents, therefore:

#BN = 5^2 = 25#