# How do you express x^2 / y^-3 with positive exponents?

Mar 26, 2018

${x}^{2} {y}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

${x}^{2} / {y}^{-} 3 = {x}^{2} / \left(\frac{1}{y} ^ 3\right) = {x}^{2} {y}^{3}$

${a}^{-} b = \frac{1}{a} ^ b$

Mar 26, 2018

${x}^{2} {y}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

Factors in the denominator that have negative exponents can be moved to the numerator in order to make their exponents positive.

Also, factors in the numerator that have negative exponents can be moved to the denominator in order to make their exponents positive.