# SOLUTION: simplify (2x to the power of -2 times y to the power of 3 over x to the power of 2 times y to the power of -3) to the power of -1 a. 2 b. 2x to the power of 4 over y to the p

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 Question 118161: simplify (2x to the power of -2 times y to the power of 3 over x to the power of 2 times y to the power of -3) to the power of -1 a. 2 b. 2x to the power of 4 over y to the power of 6 c. 1 over 2 d. x to the power of 4 over 2y to the power of 6Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!simplify (2x to the power of -2 times y to the power of 3 over x to the power of 2 times y to the power of -3) to the power of -1 : Assume that you mean: : You can get rid of the outside exponent of -1 by inverting the fraction: : Add the like term exponents so they will be positive: = : Remember when you divide, the exponents are subtracted, but if it's a negative exponent, you have a minus a minus, which is a plus : Looks like the answer is d, doesn't it