# How do you simplify #x^-2/(x^5y^-4)^-2# and write it using only positive exponents?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

The answer is

#### Explanation:

*Note: when the variables #a#, #b#, and #c# are used, I am referring to a general rule that will work for every real value of #a#, #b#, or #c#.*

First, you have to look at the denominator and expand out

Since

Additionally, since

Therefore, the equation can be rewritten as such:

Therefore, the equation can now be written as

Since

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