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

2 Answers
Jun 11, 2017

Answer:

It is already in a positive exponent format, merely simplify it to #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 #17/a^4#.

Jun 11, 2017

Answer:

#(17)/a^4#

Explanation:

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

#a^(3-7) = a^-4#

#17/a^4#