# Math Help - [SOLVED] Help dividing exponent by exponent

1. ## [SOLVED] Help dividing exponent by exponent

I have trouble with 6x^5/3 divided by x^7/5.

2. 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 $x^a \div x^b = x^{a-b}$

3. Thank you.