# How do you simplify t^-3divt^-8?

Jan 5, 2017

${t}^{5}$

#### Explanation:

One of the properties of the powers states that:

${a}^{m} \div {a}^{n} = {a}^{m - n}$

Then

${t}^{-} 3 \div {t}^{-} 8 = {t}^{- 3 + 8} = {t}^{5}$