# How do you simplify #(x^-1y^-2)/z^-3#?

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Mar 25, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Switch the places (numerator vs denominator) of the negative exponents

Mar 25, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Technically, this is already simplified to some extent. There are no like-terms that can be combined.

However, if you would like to write this in terms of only positive powers, then:

Negative powers keep the same power, but can be rewritten as positive if placed in the opposite part of the fraction. So a negative power in the numerator is equivalent to a positive power in the denominator, and vice-versa.