## DF001 one year ago Help with an Algebra question

1. anonymous

What is your question?

2. DF001

$3xy^3 (\frac{ 2x^4y }{ 6x^5y^3 })^{-2}$

3. DF001

|dw:1441205648335:dw|

4. DF001

|dw:1441205718000:dw|

5. anonymous

Hmm... 3 multiplied by xy to the third power (2 multiplied by x to the fourth power times y divided by (6 times x to the fifth power times y to the third power)) Minus 2?

6. DF001

i am stuck on this process

7. anonymous

Well always do the parenthesis. Start out with that part first. Multiply 2^4 power.

8. DF001

im confused what to do

9. anonymous

2x2x2x2.

10. DF001

|dw:1441205925079:dw|

11. DF001

Am I suppose to cross out the exponent on 6y^2 with the ^2 outside the parenthesis

12. anonymous

Your answer to 2x2x2x2 should be 16. So 16 times xy

13. anonymous

Still need help?