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

$\frac{1}{w^3}$
You have the expression:$\frac{w^2}{w^5}$. Simplify the expression: $w^{2-5}$ -subtract the exponents because you are dividing powers with the same base- $w^{-3}$ -Use the rule that $a^{-b}$=$\frac{1}{a^b}$- =$\frac{1}{w^3}$