How do you simplify #r^-2 s^-2 t^4#?

1 Answer
Aug 19, 2016

Answer:

#(t^4)/(r^2s^2) #

Explanation:

You need to write the expression so that there are no negative indices.

Remember the law of indices which states: #x^(-m) = 1/(x^m)#

Each base can be moved independently of the others.

#color(red)(r^-2) color(blue)(s^-2) color(brown)(t^4)#

=#color(brown)(t^4)/(color(red)(r^2) color(blue)(s^2)) #