# How do you simplify 5^8/5^5?

Mar 13, 2016

${5}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

When dividing powers with the same base, in this case the base is $5$, subtract the power of the denominator from the power of the numerator.
${5}^{8} / {5}^{3}$ = $\left({5}^{8 - 5}\right)$ = ${5}^{3}$