# How do you simplify  a^9 / a^2?

The answer is ${a}^{7}$.
According to the rules of exponents, $\frac{{x}^{m}}{{x}^{n}} = {x}^{m - n}$ .
$\frac{{a}^{9}}{{a}^{2}} = {a}^{9 - 2} = {a}^{7}$