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I need help with this problem: Use the five properties of exponents to simplify each of the expressions.

(y^5)^3(y^3)^2/(y^4)^4

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    (y^5)^3(y^3)^2/(y^4)^4

    Power of a power: When an exponent has an exponent, both are multiplied and applied to the base of the first.
    Example: (y^5)^3 = (y^15)

    When multiplying terms with exponents, the exponents are added:
    (y^15)(y^6) = (y^21)

    When dividing, they're subtracted:
    (y^21)/(y^16) = y^5

    I think this is correct; Bob or the like will come along and beat me if it isn't. :P

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