# How do you simplify and write x ^ -5 times y^0 with positive exponents?

Oct 5, 2016

$\frac{1}{x} ^ 5$

#### Explanation:

Recall: two laws of indices..

${x}^{-} m = \frac{1}{x} ^ m \text{ and } {x}^{0} = 1 \left(x \ne 0\right)$

${x}^{-} 5 \times {y}^{0}$

=$\frac{1}{x} ^ 5 \times 1$

=$\frac{1}{x} ^ 5$