# SOLUTION: Can someone please help me on this one? I have to simplify. (-8)^-4/3 The 8 is to the -4/3 power. Does that make sense? Thanks

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 Question 43468: Can someone please help me on this one? I have to simplify. (-8)^-4/3 The 8 is to the -4/3 power. Does that make sense? ThanksAnswer by aaaaaaaa(138)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The negative exponents follow a simple rule, that is: Therefore can be simplified to . I'm pretty sure that didn't help out much, but a definition on fractional exponents is probably going to clear things up. Remember this property: Therefore, we can simplify to . As we know, , so our answer is simplified to . , so here is your answer: