# How do you simplify (3x^4)/x^3 and write it using only positive exponents?

Apr 21, 2017

$3 {x}^{1}$

#### Explanation:

You can write the ${x}^{3}$ in the denominator as a ${x}^{-} 3$ in the numerator. This gives:

$3 {x}^{4} {x}^{-} 3$

Because both of the exponents have the same base $x$, you can add them together. So you're left with:

$3 {x}^{4 - 3}$

Solving this gives:

$3 {x}^{1}$