# How do you simplify #x^-2# and write it using only positive exponents?

##### 2 Answers

Oct 17, 2016

#### Explanation:

Using the

#color(blue)"law of exponents"#

#color(red)(bar(ul(|color(white)(a/a)color(black)(a^-mhArr1/a^m)color(white)(a/a)|)))# Thus

#x^-2=1/x^2#

Oct 17, 2016

#### Explanation:

**Negative index rule**:

Using this rule, we know that