# How do you simplify (-4/9)^-2?

The value of this expression is $5 \frac{1}{16}$
${\left(- \frac{4}{9}\right)}^{-} 2 = {\left(- \frac{9}{4}\right)}^{2} = \frac{81}{16} = 5 \frac{1}{16}$