# Thread: Simplify the expression into positive exponents

1. ## Simplify the expression into positive exponents

[ (2m^2p^3)^2 * (4m^2p)^-2 ] / [ (-3mp^4)^-1 * (2m^3p^4)^3 ]

i worked it out on my own and got the answer 3/32m^8p^4
can someone please work it out and confirm if u used the right process?

many thanks.

2. Originally Posted by SilvaNoctix
[ (2m^2p^3)^2 * (4m^2p)^-2 ] / [ (-3mp^4)^-1 * (2m^3p^4)^3 ]

i worked it out on my own and got the answer 3/32m^8p^4
can someone please work it out and confirm if u used the right process?

many thanks.
the only flaw here is that you forgot the negative sign in the denominator.

the answer is $\displaystyle \dfrac{-3}{32m^8p^4}$