# How do you simplify 1/x^-2?

$\frac{1}{{x}^{- 2}} = \textcolor{g r e e n}{{x}^{2}}$
Remember that ${b}^{- e} = \frac{1}{{b}^{e}}$
So $\frac{1}{{x}^{- 2}} = \frac{1}{\frac{1}{{x}^{2}}} = {x}^{2}$