# How do you simplify #(4^-1 * 7) ^ 2#?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 6, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"using the "color(blue)"law of exponents"#

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#(4^-1xx7)^2#

#=(1/4xx7)^2#

#=(7/4)^2=7/4xx7/4=(7xx7)/(4xx4)=49/16#

Jul 6, 2018

#### Explanation:

When we distribute an exponent to another exponent, we multiply the powers. Doing this, we now have

When we have a negative exponent, we can make it positive by taking it to the denominator. We now have

Hope this helps!