# How do you simplify #(m*m^-2n^(5/3))^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 29, 2017

#### Explanation:

According to the order of operations, parentheses are first. So, I am going to simplify what is inside the parentheses first. Remember to add the exponents of

Now, move on to the outside exponent since that is next in the order of operations. For this, you want to MULTIPLY the exponents, since power-of-a-power means multiplying the indices.

Give the answer with positive indices.

And that would be your answer.

I hope that helps!