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: 43



Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents, the given expression, $ \dfrac{7w^5}{5w^{13}} ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{7w^{5-13}}{5} \\\\= \dfrac{7w^{-8}}{5} \\\\= \dfrac{7}{5w^{8}} .\end{array}
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