# How do you simplify #2/3^-2#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 24, 2016

#### Answer:

18

#### Explanation:

using the

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#a^(-m) = 1/(a^m) hArr 1/(a^(-m)) = a^m #

# 2/(3^-2) " can now be written as " 2 xx 3^2 = 2xx 9 = 18 #