# [SOLVED] Help dividing exponent by exponent

• January 29th 2010, 10:05 AM
thekrown
[SOLVED] Help dividing exponent by exponent
I have trouble with 6x^5/3 divided by x^7/5.
• January 29th 2010, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by thekrown
I have trouble with 6x^5/3 divided by x^7/5.

Rewrite $6x^{5/3}$ as $6 \times x^{5/3}$

$\frac{6 \times x^{5/3}}{x^{7/5}} = \frac{6}{1} \times \frac{x^{5/3}}{x^{7/5}}$

Now you can use the laws of exponents on the x term. In particular $x^a \div x^b = x^{a-b}$
• January 29th 2010, 11:20 AM
thekrown
Thank you.