Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 7 - Algebraic Fractions - 7.1 - Simplifying Algebraic Fractions - Problem Set 7.1: 69

Answer

$\frac{1}{x^{3}y^{2}}$

Work Step by Step

Using the rule $\frac{x^{a}}{x^{b}}=x^{a-b}$, we obtain: $\frac{x^{4}y^{3}}{x^{7}y^{5}}=x^{4-7}y^{3-5}=x^{-3}y^{-2}=\frac{1}{x^{3}y^{2}}$
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