How do you simplify #(4fg^-5)/(5h^-3)# using only positive exponents?

1 Answer
Mar 8, 2018

Answer:

The answer would be #(4fh^3)/(5g^5)#

Explanation:

#(4fg^-5)/(5h^-3)#
#(4fh^3)/(5g^5)#
When you have a negative exponent, it just means the number being raised to a power is on the wrong side of the fraction line - If it is in the numerator it should be in the denominator, and vice versa. For example, if I have #9^-1#, it is equivalent to #(9^-1)/1#. To simplify it i would just move the #9# to the denominator, and it would be #1/9#.