# How do you write a^-2*a^10 using only positive exponents?

Mar 7, 2018

${a}^{8}$

#### Explanation:

${a}^{-} 2 \cdot {a}^{10}$

Recall that, ${a}^{m} \cdot {a}^{n} = {a}^{m + n}$

So here, we get

${a}^{- 2 + 10}$

$= {a}^{8}$