# How do you simplify #y^-1/ (y^4)^2#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 11, 2018

#### Answer:

Should be

#### Explanation:

Your preference but I like to start with the exponents on the bottom because it's easier

Remember that when you distribute an exponent it MULTIPLIES to every other variable in the parenthesis:

For example:

Next, you have to flip the

To fix that just flip it as so:

REMEMBER when an exponent is just multiplying to another without parenthesis they add the exponent: