# How do you simplify \frac { p ^ { - 2} } { p ^ { - 7} }?

May 31, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

If you want to divide 2 powers with equal bases you can write the result as a power in which the base is equal to the one in initial expression and the exponent is the difference of the exponents in the initial expression:

## ${a}^{b} \div {a}^{c} = {a}^{b - c}$

In the given example we have: