Posted by **rob** on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 10:21pm.

5x^-1/-y^-1

once again, what are you asking?

how is this simplified

-y/5x

Whenever you have anything raised to the negative power, flip it upside down. So:

X^-1 = 1/X

or

X^-3 = 1/(X^3)

Whenever anything is raised to the 1 power, it is itself.

X^1 = X

12398719283719^1 = 12398719283719

Whenever anything is raised to the 0 power, it is 1.

X^0 = 1

12398719283719^0 = 1

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- english/11th grade - He responds whenever he is called. In this sentence the ...
- Math - The expression (16xy^2/-24x^3y)^-3 may be simplified into the form A/B ...
- algebra - Please help I have tried this question so many times: I cannot type ...
- algebra - Simplify using only positive exponents. (2r^-1s^2t^0)^-2...
- Calculus - Find the specific solution of the differential equation dy/dx = 4y/x^...
- Statistics - When is there a risk of a Type II error? a. whenever H0 is rejected...
- Calculus - Find the specific solution of the differential equation dy/dx = 4y/x^...
- Maths - Write the following expression into its simplest form? (1/x-1-1/xsquare-...
- English - I have to write a thematic essay and a characteristic essay. I have a ...
- Algebra 2 URGENT - Simplify: 4s raised to the negative 2 power - (4t)raised to ...

More Related Questions