I'll keep this short. My understanding is dividing an exponent works as follows:
The exponent rules state that you subtract the exponent in the denominator from the exponent in the numerator if they have the same base. 2 - (-5) = 7
Now, my question. Maybe I'm wrong, or maybe the answer I am looking at is wrong. I need to know which.
My answer: 1/2x^7
Answer I was given: .5/x^5
The same source which provided this answer confirms my first idea of x^2/x^-5 = x^7. What changes when 5/10 is added onto the whole deal?