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Express 3/8a^3y^5 using rational exponents.

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I do not know exactly how the question is worded in case some parentheses are missing.
Case 1:
(3/8)a^{3y}^{5}
... no change required.
Case 2:
use the identity
1/a^{m} = a^{m}
3/(8a^{3}y^{5})
=(3/8)a^{3}y^{5}
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