## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$\frac{m^{\frac{5}{3}}}{n}$
When dividing exponents with the same base, we subtract the exponents and keep the same base: $m^{\frac{2}{3} - (-1)}n^{2 - 3}$ Subtract the exponents: $m^{\frac{5}{3}}n^{-1}$ We cannot leave the answer this way with negative exponents. With negative exponents, we move the bases into the denominator, which will make the exponents positive: $\frac{m^{\frac{5}{3}}}{n}$