# How do you simplify the expression #(1/32)^(-2/5)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

To make this easier to solve, there's a rule that helps:

Ok let's make that number less scary by spreading it out:

**Now lets solve from the inside out.**

**We can say this because: #(1/32)^-1=32/1=32#, and then we replace it within the equation. *Note: a '-1' exponent means to just flip the fraction or number***

**We can say this because #32^(1/5)=2# *Note: Unless you know logarithms, there's no way to know this other than using your calculator. Also, if the exponent is a fraction, it means to 'root' it e.g. #8^(1/3)=root3(2)#***

**Last and easy step**