How do you simplify #(1)^ -2/(8) ^ -2#?

2 Answers
Jun 7, 2018

Answer:

#64#

Explanation:

The numerator just evaluates to #1#, thus we're left with

#1/8^-2#

We can make the negative exponent positive by bringing it to the numerator. We get

#1*8^2#

which evaluates to

#64#

Hope this helps!

Jun 7, 2018

Answer:

64

Explanation:

Quotient rule for exponents:

#1/x^n = x^-n/1#

#(1)^-2/(8)^-2=8^-(-2)/1^-(-2)=8^2/1^2=64/1=64#