# How do you simplify 4c^-3?

Jun 5, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Use this rule of exponents to eliminate the negative exponent:

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

$4 {c}^{\textcolor{red}{- 3}} = \frac{4}{c} ^ \textcolor{red}{- - 3}$

$\frac{4}{c} ^ \textcolor{red}{3}$