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Posted by on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 9:53am.

Evaluate the expression 25/23 and write your
answer as a fraction in simplest form.

  • ml - , Monday, May 11, 2009 at 9:54am

    5 and 3 are exponents

  • ml - , Monday, May 11, 2009 at 2:58pm

    If I understand you correctly, you are saying 2 to the 5th power divided by 2 to the third power. Online, this would be written as (2^5)/(2^3).

    With exponents with a common base you divide by subtracting the exponents.

    (2^5)/(2^3) = 2^2 = 4

    To help you understand it better, think of 2^5 as 2*2*2*2*2 and 2^3 as 2*2*2. In dividing, three of the 2s will cancel each other out, leaving you with 2*2 = 2^2 = 4.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

  • ml - , Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:11pm

    thanks for your help

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