# How do you simplify 2pr^-5?

##### 1 Answer
Feb 15, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

To simplify this expression by eliminating the negative exponent we will use this rule of exponents:

${x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}} = \frac{1}{x} ^ \textcolor{red}{- a}$

$2 p {r}^{\textcolor{red}{- 5}} = \frac{2 p}{r} ^ \textcolor{red}{- - 5} = \frac{2 p}{r} ^ 5$