# How do you simplify #6^-6/6^-5#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 26, 2016

#### Explanation:

There are 2 laws of indices going on here - you can apply them in any order. Use whichever method you prefer.

Answers are usually given with positive indices.

(An exception in with scientific notation where a negative index means the number is a decimal fraction.)

When dividing, subtract the indices of like bases:

Change a negative to a positive index by using the reciprocal

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