# SOLUTION: Can you please help me by showing me how to simplify this. ((3x^a y^b)^3/ (-3x^a y^b)^2 )^2 I am not sure if I am writing this properly. The problem is written as a fraction

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 95578: Can you please help me by showing me how to simplify this. ((3x^a y^b)^3/ (-3x^a y^b)^2 )^2 I am not sure if I am writing this properly. The problem is written as a fraction and the entire problem is squared.Found 2 solutions by checkley71, stanbon:Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website![(3^ay^b)^3]=27(x^3a)(y^3b) [(-3x^ay^b)^2]=9(x^2a)(y^2b) [27(x^3a)(y^3b)/9(x^2a)(y^2b)]^2 [3(x^a)(y^b)]^2 9(x^2a)(y^2b) answer. Answer by stanbon(57239)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!((3x^a y^b)^3/ (-3x^a y^b)^2 )^2 ------------------------------ [(27x^(3a)y^(3b)) / (9x^(2a)y^(2b)]^2 = [3x^(a)y^(b)]^2 = 9x^(2a)y^(2b) ============= Cheers, Stan H>