Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check: 10

Answer

$y^{8}$

Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $(y^{-4})^{-2}$. To simplify, we can use the power rule, which holds that $(a^{m})^{n}=a^{m\times n}$ (where a is a real number, and m and n are integers). $(y^{-4})^{-2}=y^{-4\times-2}=y^{8}$
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