# SOLUTION: Hi! For this question it asks to simplify, the problem is: a^-3 b^2. What I got for this was ab^1. Please help me Thank You=)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on real-numbers Question 131027This question is from textbook algebra : Hi! For this question it asks to simplify, the problem is: a^-3 b^2. What I got for this was ab^1. Please help me Thank You=)This question is from textbook algebra Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!AB^-1 IS INCORRECT! YOU CANNOT COMBINE (ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY OR DIVIDE EXPONENTS OF UNLIKE TERMS - LIKE A & B). THE ONLY HELP I CAN GIVE YOU IS TO MAKE A FRACTION WITH ALL POSITIVE EXPONENTS THUS: A^-3B^2=B^2/A^3