# How do you simplify #(2*2^2)/(2^-4)^4# and write it using only positive exponents?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 11, 2017

The final answer is

#### Explanation:

- The equation is first simplified to
#2^3/2^-16# - As it is a negative exponent in the denominator, when you 'swtich' it as part of the numerator, it will become positive.

Therefore, it becomes#2^3# x#2^16 = 2^19#