My question has to do with simplifying.

What does this simplify to?

[tex] 1/9x [/tex] ?

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A basic property of

**logs**leads to the conclusion that, for any base "b", the following holds:

. . . . .

Applying a**log rule**inside that power to put that -9 back inside the log, we get a power of:

. . . . .

...by the**rule for negative exponents**.

Now apply the first rule above to simply the exponential expression.