# How do you simplify  sqrt( x^5)/sqrt( x^3)?

Apr 29, 2016

$x$, with $x \ge 0$
$\frac{\sqrt{{x}^{5}}}{\sqrt{{x}^{3}}} = \sqrt{{x}^{5} / {x}^{3}} = \sqrt{{x}^{2}} , x > 0$
$= x , x \ge 0$
The restriction on the domain is necessary , since the original function does not make sence in $\mathbb{R}$ for negative numbers.