# How do you simplify #5^3/5^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 11, 2015

When exponents are rising like terms you can add or subtract them. In this case, when you are dividing, you subtract the exponents.

Giving you

If they were being multiplied then you would add the exponents giving you

It is important to know what operation to carry out when given an equation, and this is a good start.