# How do you simplify (6y^ 2)^ -2?

${\left(6 {y}^{2}\right)}^{-} 2 = {6}^{-} 2 {\left({y}^{2}\right)}^{-} 2 = {6}^{-} 2 {y}^{-} 4 = \frac{1}{{6}^{2} {y}^{4}} = \frac{1}{36 {y}^{4}}$
Apply the property of exponent ${\left(x y\right)}^{a} = {x}^{a} {y}^{a}$ then simplify