# How do you simplify #2^4*(2^-1)^4# and write it using only positive exponents?

##### 1 Answer

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we can use this rule of exponents to simplify the term on the right side of the expression:

We can now use this rule of exponents to rewrite the term on the right with positive exponents:

One way to simplify is to simply cancel to common terms in the numerator and denominator:

Another way is to use these rules of exponents to get to the same solution: