# How do you simplify 8a^-3 and write it using only positive exponents?

Apr 24, 2017

8a^(-3)=color(blue)(8/a^(3)

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

$8 {a}^{- 3}$

Apply the negative exponent rule: ${x}^{- n} = \frac{1}{n}$

$\frac{8}{a} ^ \left(3\right)$