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is 1/(x^4*y^4) the same as 1/(xy)^10 ??

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    only if 4=10

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    1/(x^4y^4) = 1/(xy)^4

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    its x to the power of 4, y to the power of 6

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    sorry

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    then NO

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    only combine exponents when the bases are the same

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    okay

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    but... would (a^-1*b^2)^-2 be 1/(ab)^8

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    ?

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    No, it would be a^2b^-4

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    your exponents have different signs so one is a numerator while the other is a denominator

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