# How do you simplify #(\frac { x ^ { - 4} y ^ { 2} } { x ^ { 5} y ^ { 6} } ) ^ { 2}#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 30, 2017

#### Explanation:

The first thing we should do is multiply each exponent by

What we could do next is rewrite the expression using only positive exponents. You'll notice that

This would result in:

Finally, we can simply the expression using the following rules:

Thus:

So our final answer is...