# How do you divide #(-3x^2w)^3/(3x^4w^2)^4#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 25, 2015

#### Answer:

You use three properties of exponents to rewrite the numerator and denominator, and cancel out common terms.

#### Explanation:

Three properties of exponents will come in handy for this problem

*power of a power property*

*power of a product property*

*quotient of powers property*

Using these three properties will allow you to rewrite the numerator and denominator as

and

The expression will now become

Finally, the expression becomes