# How do you simplify #( a^-2/a^5 )^-1#?

##### 1 Answer

May 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

any number to the power of

in other words,

here we have

dividing

it is also true that dividing one expression by another with the same base gives the base with a subtracted exponent.

in other words,

this means that

hence,