# How do you simplify m ^ 2n^-2?

If a term with a negative exponent changes position in a fraction, the exponent will become positive, like in this example ${m}^{2} / {n}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

Negative exponents indicate that should they change where they are in a fraction, they will change from negative to positive.

${m}^{2} {n}^{-} 2$
$\frac{{m}^{2} {n}^{-} 2}{1}$
${m}^{2} / {n}^{2}$