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**1. Homework Statement**

Simplify [tex]\frac{x^2 - \sqrt{x}}{\sqrt{x^5}} [/tex]

**2. Homework Equations**

Unsure

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

Tried to factorise the numerator and denominator. Not sure how to proceed given the subtraction in the numerator. Best effort so far:

[tex]

\frac{x^2}{\sqrt{x^5}} - \frac{\sqrt{x}}{\sqrt{x^5} }} =

\frac{x^2}{x^{ \frac{5}{2}}} - \frac{x^{\frac{1}{2}}} {x^\frac{5}{2}} =

x^{ -\frac{1}{2}} - x^{-2} =

\frac{1}{x^2} - \frac{1} {\sqrt{x}}

[/tex]

which, doesn't seem like much progress from the original equation