Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Chapter Review - 7-5 Division Properties of Exponents: 40

Answer

$\frac{1}{w^3}$

Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $\frac{w^2}{w^5}$ To divide powers with the same base, we subtract the exponents. When the larger power is in the denominator, we subtract the numerator's power from the denominator's power, and leave the term in the denominator: $\frac{1}{w^{5-2}}=\frac{1}{w^3}$
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