# How do you simplify (m^4)/(2m^4) and write it using only positive exponents?

Feb 16, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

We can use these rules for exponents to simplify:

${x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}} / {x}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{b}} = {x}^{\textcolor{red}{a} - \textcolor{b l u e}{b}}$ and ${a}^{\textcolor{red}{0}} = 1$

${m}^{\textcolor{red}{4}} / \left(2 {m}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{4}}\right) = {m}^{\textcolor{red}{4} - \textcolor{b l u e}{4}} / 2 = {m}^{\textcolor{red}{0}} / 2 = \frac{1}{2}$