# How do you simplify x^7/x^5?

##### 1 Answer
Mar 21, 2018

${x}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

When an exponent is being divided by an exponent with the same base as it, subtract the dividend's exponent (in this case, 7) by the divisor's exponent (in this case, 5).

${x}^{7 - 5}$

${x}^{2}$