Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Section 5.7 - Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set - Page 408: 34



Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents, the given expression, $ \dfrac{x^5}{x^{12}} ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} x^{5-12} \\\\= x^{-7} \\\\= \dfrac{1}{x^7} .\end{array}
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