# SOLUTION: Simplify, express your answer in positive exponent 1. (-x-^2 y^3) /(5y-^2)^2 2. (a-^2/3 b^3/4) (a^1/4 b^2/3)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents-negative-and-fractional Question 251257: Simplify, express your answer in positive exponent 1. (-x-^2 y^3) /(5y-^2)^2 2. (a-^2/3 b^3/4) (a^1/4 b^2/3)Answer by drk(1908)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1. (-x-^2 y^3) /(5y-^2)^2 / square the denominator . . . / rewrite using positive exponents . . . / 2. (a-^2/3 b^3/4) (a^1/4 b^2/3) * When you multiply the bases add the exponents . . . rewrite using positive exponents . . . or b^(17/12) / a^(5/12)