## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

$a^8$; Alice moved $a^{-3}$ to the numerator, but she subtracted it instead of adding it to $a^5$.
Alice moved $a^{-3}$ to the numerator, but she subtracted it instead of adding it to $a^5$. When moving negative exponents to the numerator, you must make them positive. $\frac{a^5}{a^{-3}}$ $a^8$