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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)a3y5
... no change required.

Case 2:
use the identity
1/am = a-m

3/(8a3y5)
=(3/8)a-3y-5

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