# Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Exercise Set P.2: 23

$=\frac{y}{x^2}$

#### Work Step by Step

When an exponential expression has a negative exponent, change the position of the base (from the numerator to the denominator, or vise-versa) and make the exponent positive. $$x^{-2}y$$ $$=\frac{y}{x^2}$$

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