Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notations - 4.2 Exercise Set: 59

Answer

$\dfrac{1}{y^{4}}$

Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents, the given expression, $ \dfrac{y^{-7}}{y^{-3}} $, is equivalent to \begin{array}{l} y^{-7-(-3)} \\\\= y^{-7+3} \\\\= y^{-4} \\\\= \dfrac{1}{y^{4}} .\end{array}
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