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Write 2x to the power of -2 without negative indices.

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A negative exponent indicates division. Consider

x^-2 * x^2 = x^0 = 1
therefore,

x^-2 = 1/x^2

2x^-2 = 2/x^2

A negative exponent in the numerator becomes positive in the denominator, and vice-versa. So,

x^-2/y^-3 = y^3/x^2

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