# How do you write (17a^3)/a^7 using only positive exponents?

Jun 11, 2017

It is already in a positive exponent format, merely simplify it to $\frac{17}{a} ^ 4$.

#### Explanation:

There are no negative powers of a, therefore it already satisfies the question.

To simplify it, cross out the ${a}^{3}$ and the ${a}^{7}$ so that it becomes ${a}^{4}$ in the denominator.

Therefore, the simplified answer is $\frac{17}{a} ^ 4$.

Jun 11, 2017

$\frac{17}{a} ^ 4$

#### Explanation:

To keep it as a positive exponent, just leave it as a fraction.

${a}^{3 - 7} = {a}^{-} 4$

$\frac{17}{a} ^ 4$