# How do you simplify #a^-1/b^-1# and write it using only positive exponents?

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Mar 1, 2017

Since

#### Explanation:

Dividing by a fraction = multiplying with the inverse:

Mar 1, 2017

#### Explanation:

When dealing with negative exponents the way I handle them is by knowing that a negative exponent is really just saying

Multiply and you'll get