How do you simplify #3x^-3y^-8# with positive exponents?

1 Answer
Oct 16, 2016

Answer:

#3/(x^3y^8)#

Explanation:

Consider the example of #4^(-2)# this is another way of writing
#1/4^2#

Using the method in the example and just to make the connection for you: write the question as #" "3xx x^(-3)xxy^(-8)#

This is the same as: #" "3xx 1/x^3xx1/y^8#

This is the same as: #" "3/(x^3y^8)#