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anonymous
 4 years ago
Simplify. Do not use negative exponents in the answer.
Y−5 · y
anonymous
 4 years ago
Simplify. Do not use negative exponents in the answer. Y−5 · y

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it should actually read y^5y

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0any number raised to a negative power is equivalent to 1 divided by that number raised to a positive power

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sure, would you like to write the answer so i can check it?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sure give me a minute pls

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh pls help me understand more

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0see how i said that x^y = 1/x^y ?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0alll you need to do is put the number in the denominator and get rid of the negative sign in front of the exponent

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you ignore the exponents for now and concentrate on only the negative sign

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for example, 4^1 = 1/4^1 = 1/4

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you have the right answer

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0just for another example for when you see fractions with negative exponents. x^x/y^y = y^y/x^x

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0just reverse the numerator and denominator and remove the negative sign from the exponent
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