# How do you simplify 24 · 2^ -2?

Mar 18, 2016

I found $6$

#### Explanation:

We can use one of the properties of exponents to change the $- 2$ into $+ 2$ by sending the base to the denominator as:
$24 \cdot {2}^{-} 2 = 24 \cdot \frac{1}{2} ^ \left(+ 2\right) = \frac{24}{4} = 6$