# Math

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(-2x^4)^2
y

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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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Here is a link to instructions:
http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/variables-exponents-multiply.html

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Then to raise one power to another see:
http://mathsfirst.massey.ac.nz/Algebra/Exponents/IntegerExp/RaisePower.htm

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I am doing polynomials, is that the same

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yes :)

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although a polynomial normally has more than one term
for example
x^2 + 2 x + y + y^3 .........

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Thank you :)

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You are welcome
poly means more than one or many in general

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