# How do you simplify the following and write answers with positive exponents only #-3a^2b^-5#?

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Apr 26, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"using the "color(blue)"law of exponents"#

#•color(white)(x)a^-mhArr1/a^m#

#rArr-3a^2b^-5#

#=-3a^2xx1/b^5=-(3a^2)/b^5#