I am having a problem with manipulating negaticve exponents

the problem is 1/2x^-2y^-3

I come up with 2x^2y^3 but that does not seem right.

Any thoughts

Thanks

JS

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- Oct 12th 2009, 10:25 AMjstonegative exponents
I am having a problem with manipulating negaticve exponents

the problem is 1/2x^-2y^-3

I come up with 2x^2y^3 but that does not seem right.

Any thoughts

Thanks

JS - Oct 12th 2009, 10:33 AMChris L T521
- Oct 12th 2009, 11:00 AMjsto
- Oct 12th 2009, 11:53 AMrowe
EDIT: Cocked it up, see correct answer below

- Oct 12th 2009, 11:58 AMearboth
- Oct 12th 2009, 11:59 AMe^(i*pi)