# SOLUTION: 7th grade Algebra What are the steps/answer to answering the following: {{{ ( (3np) / (2n^5p^2) )^4}}} Thank you

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents-negative-and-fractional Question 291096: 7th grade Algebra What are the steps/answer to answering the following: Thank youAnswer by Edwin McCravy(9717)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!``` Make sure every factor, whether it's a number or a letter, in the numerator and the denominator shows its exponent even if its exponent is 1 understood: To remove the parentheses, multiply every exponent inside the parentheses by the 4 exponent outside the parentheses: Use the rule for subtracting exponents: If a factor of the numerator has the same base as a factor of the denominator, then 1. If the exponent in the NUMERATOR is larger than the exponent in the DENOMINATOR, then subtract the exponents (larger minus smaller) and place the result as an exponent of the base in the NUMERATOR. 2. If the exponent in the DENOMINATOR is larger than the exponent in the NUMERATOR, then subtract the exponents (larger minus smaller) and place the result as an exponent of the base in the DENOMINATOR. We see in that the n in the denominator has a larger exponent than the n in the numerator so we subtract 20-4, getting 16 and place in the denominator, since the larger exponent was there: We also see that the p in the denominator has a larger exponent than the p in the numerator so we subtract 8-4, getting 4 and place in the denominator, since the larger exponent was there: The only thing left to do is to replace the by and the by That's it! Edwin```