How do you simplify 12x^-8y?

Mar 18, 2016

Negative exponent is reciprocal of a positive exponent.

Explanation:

When you have a negative exponent, you move that term from numerator to denominator (or vice versa), and make the exponent positive.

$12 {x}^{-} 8 y$=$\frac{12 y}{x} ^ 8$