## anonymous 4 years ago i need help on division properties of exponents! please

1. anonymous

$\frac{a^b}{a^c} = a^{b-c}$

2. anonymous

that the probblem, i dont get it!

3. anonymous

For example, $\frac{x^5}{x^3} =x^{5-3} = x^2$

4. anonymous

isnt that for multiplication?

5. anonymous

no that's for division

6. anonymous

Mathgirlygirl, when you divide bases you subtract extponents. Bring the little exponent to the big one and subtract them