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 #5^1# and when anything is raised to the power of #1# it is simply that number.

If they were being multiplied then you would add the exponents giving you #5^5#

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