Posted by **Monica** on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:37pm.

(-2x^4)^2

y

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**Damon**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:44pm
Again I will assume you mean:

(-2x^4)^2 / y

-2 *-2 = + 4

x^4 * x^4 = x^8

so

4 x^8 / y

which is the same as

4 x^8 y^-1

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**Damon**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:47pm
Here is a link to instructions:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/variables-exponents-multiply.html

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**Damon**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:50pm
Then to raise one power to another see:

http://mathsfirst.massey.ac.nz/Algebra/Exponents/IntegerExp/RaisePower.htm

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**Monica**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:50pm
I am doing polynomials, is that the same

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**Damon**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:52pm
yes :)

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**Damon**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:56pm
although a polynomial normally has more than one term

for example

x^2 + 2 x + y + y^3 .........

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**Monica**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:56pm
Thank you :)

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**Damon**, Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00pm
You are welcome

poly means more than one or many in general

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