Find the tenth term of a geometric sequence.

the first term is 3 the 6th term is root3/9

i stuck on the calucation for finding R

tn=ar^n-1

t6= root3/9 = 3(r)^5

(3^-1/2)/3^2=3(r)^5 <-- stuck

I checked the answer on my workbook .It says.

(3^-1/2)/3^3=r^5

3^-5=r^5

then it suddenly jumps right into r= 3^-1/2

i do not understand how they get rid of the exponent 5 in the workbook and if i factor out the 9 to 3^2, then how can i continue? will the answer be equivalent?