# How do you simplify m^-2m^4 and write it using only positive exponents?

May 28, 2017

${m}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

One of the properties of exponents is that:

${x}^{a} \cdot {x}^{b} = {x}^{a + b}$

Therefore:

${m}^{-} 2 \cdot {m}^{4} = {m}^{- 2 + 4} = {m}^{2}$