princess646 2 years ago Choose the correct simplification of 5^4\5^2

1. princess646

i belive it is 25

2. UnkleRhaukus

$\frac{5^4}{5^2}=\frac{5\times 5\times 5\times 5\times 5}{5\times 5}$

3. UnkleRhaukus

ops one too many fives on the numerator, but you get the point two fives cancel and your left with two ontop

4. sheg

${{5^4}\over{5^2}}={5^{4-2}} = {5^2}$