# How do you simplify #(m^-3)(-2m^-5)(-m^6)#?

##### 1 Answer

First start by moving the (

Now you can multiply the two terms in the numerator. You do so in two steps:

1. multiply the coefficients

2. keep the

This should give you the term

Now you can multiply the two terms in the denominator. You do so in three steps:

1. multiply the coefficients

2. keep the base

3. add the exponents

This is based off the rule

Now you can divide the two terms. You do so in three steps:

1. divide the coefficients

2. keep the base

3. subtract the exponents

This is based off of the rule

Once again, to make the exponent positive, you have to move it to the denominator. this should give you

Hope this helped!! :)