1. ## easy question

Simplify $(2p^{-2}q)^3$X $\frac{1}{2}p^2q^-1$

2. Originally Posted by mastermin346
Simplify $(2p^{-2}q)^3\left(\frac{1}{2}p^2q^{-1}\right)$
... I assume the above Latex correction is what you meant?

3. Originally Posted by mastermin346
Simplify $(2p^{-2}q)^3$X $\frac{1}{2}p^2q^{-1}$
First use " $(a^nb^m)^p= a^{np}b^{mp}$" and then " $a^ia^j= a^{i+j}$".