# How do you simplify #100^(-3/2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 3, 2017

See full explanation below:

#### Explanation:

First, we need to understand the following exponent rule:

The reverse is also true:

We can modify this expression as follows using these rules:

We can now simplify the term within parenthesis:

Next we need to understand this rule for exponents:

Applying this rule to our problem gives: