# How do you simplify x^5/x^2 and write it using only positive exponents?

Sep 11, 2016

${x}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

We have: $\frac{{x}^{5}}{{x}^{2}}$

Using the laws of exponents:

$= {x}^{5 - 2}$

$= {x}^{3}$