# How do you simplify #9^(-1/2)# leaving only positive exponents?

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Sep 2, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

We have a 9 to the negative 1/2 power.

The power to 1/2 means we take the square root. The negative power means we'll have a positive power if we put it on the other side of the divide sign. Let's do this step by step to illustrate: