# How do you simplify x^-2y^3 with positive exponents?

Jul 27, 2016

Create a fraction in order to simplify the expression.

#### Explanation:

A term with a negative exponent follows this rule:

${x}^{-} y = \frac{1}{x} ^ y$

Following this rule, we can put ${x}^{-} 2$ in the denominator and put ${y}^{3}$ in the denominator. The answer is this:

${y}^{3} / {x}^{2}$