# How do you simplify 7p^-2 and write it using only positive exponents?

We use the rule for exponents: ${x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}} = \frac{1}{x} ^ \textcolor{red}{- a}$
$7 {p}^{-} 2 \to \frac{7}{p} ^ \left(- - 2\right) \to \frac{7}{p} ^ 2$