Thread: Simplifying.. not sure how to do it..

1. Simplifying.. not sure how to do it..

(-4x^-6 * y^2)^3
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Thanks a lot

2. Re: Simplifying.. not sure how to do it..

Hello, phyfreak!

$\text{Simplify: }\:\left(-4x^{-6}y^2\right)^3$

$\left(-4x^{-6}y^2\right)^3 \;=\;(-4)^3\left(x^{-6}\right)^3\left(y^2\right)^3 \;=\; -64x^{-18}y^6 \;=\;-\frac{64y^6}{x^{18}}$