# How do you simplify  -3x^-1y^2?

Apr 16, 2017

Remember that ${x}^{-} 1 = \frac{1}{x} ^ + 1$

#### Explanation:

So the expression $- 3 {x}^{-} 1 {y}^{2}$ becomes $- \frac{3 {y}^{2}}{x}$