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    Dividing with a negative in Denom

    (\frac{-p^{-1}q^{-1}}{(-3)pq^{-3}})^{-2}<br />
    Last edited by wykamikaam; June 14th 2009 at 06:15 PM. Reason: sorry latex newbie here still trying to work it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wykamikaam View Post
    (\frac{-p^{-1}q^{-1}}{(-3)pq^{-3}})^{-2}<br />
    Ok the original post is finally updated to show the correct expression. I would love to show my work so far but I am stuck on where to start on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wykamikaam View Post
    (\frac{-p^{-1}q^{-1}}{(-3)pq^{-3}})^{-2}<br />
    \left(\frac{-p^{-1}q^{-1}}{(-3)pq^{-3}}\right)^{-2}<br />

    =\left(\frac{q^3}{3ppq}\right)^{-2}

    =\left(\frac{q^2}{3p^2}\right)^{-2}

    =\left(\frac{3p^2}{q^2}\right)^{2}

    =\frac{9p^4}{q^4}
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    Thank you very much. Your post helped me figure it out completely!
    Last edited by wykamikaam; June 14th 2009 at 07:09 PM.
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