## KitCat151 2 years ago Simplify.....

1. blahblah_who_cares

2. KitCat151

(x^3/10y^2)^-3

3. blahblah_who_cares

So did u get an answer yet?

5. KitCat151

no I am lost... my teacher did teach us this

6. blahblah_who_cares

7. blahblah_who_cares

Kit do u know what u do when u have a power raised in negatives? (I am trying to find where u are lost at)

8. blahblah_who_cares

???

9. KitCat151

you have to make it a + number??

10. blahblah_who_cares

No. it becomes its reciprocal.|dw:1358900382907:dw|

11. blahblah_who_cares

Do you understand this?

12. KitCat151

yes

13. blahblah_who_cares

And you also realize that |dw:1358900462705:dw|

14. blahblah_who_cares

Correct?

15. KitCat151

yes

16. blahblah_who_cares

So with this knowledge do you think you can figure out how to do your equation?

17. KitCat151

maybe.... I will try

18. blahblah_who_cares

Good. Just remember that your exponent also affects the whole problem. It is not just the top.

19. blahblah_who_cares

Let me know when you get an answer

20. KitCat151

sorry my computer keeps freezing

21. KitCat151

First I need to distribute the ^-3???? Right??

22. blahblah_who_cares

yes

23. KitCat151

so x^-9/10y^-6

24. KitCat151

I am not sure what to do now?

25. blahblah_who_cares

Well remember what i said about - exponents and how they equal to its reciprocal?

26. KitCat151

i am not shure i under stand...... 9*3*6/x10y??????

27. KitCat151

so my answer is 162/x10y???? @blahblah_who_cares

28. blahblah_who_cares