# How do you simplify # x/x^3#?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

There is a rule when it comes to dividing exponents that have the same base; here, we have the common base of

The rule is:

The question is to simplify

Note that this can be rewritten as

Using the rule,

(since

Equivalently, you can divide the numerator and the denominator by