Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Chapter Review - Page 475: 11



Work Step by Step

You have (-x$)^{-4}$$y^{2}$.Plug in x=2 and y=-3 to evaluate:(-2$)^{-4}$$-3^{2}$.Since $a^{-b}$=$\frac{1}{a^b}$ you have: $\frac{(-3)^2}{(-2)^4}$ -solve the exponents- =$\frac{9}{16}$
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