## anonymous 5 years ago 6ab^-3/6^-1a^-4b^2, I can't recall the rule for negative exponents with this

1. anonymous

$x^{-n}=\frac{1}{x^n}$Does that help?

2. anonymous

I don't see how that applies exactly though. Would I have a 3 tiered fraction??

3. anonymous

It's difficult for me to help directly since the expression isn't clear. Is everything to the right of the '/' under everything to the left?

4. anonymous

I now see the equation box at the bottom lol, one sec

5. anonymous

$6ab^-3/6^-1a^-4b^2$

6. anonymous

One side is the numerator the other the denom

7. anonymous

=/ the negative exponents are showing and normal sized numbers. All the negatives are exponents

8. anonymous

so it's something like this :$\frac{6ab^{-3}}{6^{-1}a^{-4}b^{2}} = \frac{(6)(6)a^{4}.a}{b^3.b^2} = \frac{36a^5}{b^5}$ Coorectme if I'm wrong ^_^

9. anonymous

correct me*

10. anonymous

Oh okayyy. I understand now thanks

11. anonymous

np ^_^