# How do you simplify #\frac{a^{-2}b^{-3}}{c^{-1}}# without any negative or fractional exponents in the answer?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 19, 2014

Well, I am not completely sure it is what you want but here it is:

what happens is that a negative exponent allows you to "change floor" to your factor in a fraction.

So if you have:

Same thing with

If the factor is already "downstairs", in the denominator, you can take it "upstairs" to the numerator, loosing again the minus sign.