## College Algebra (6th Edition)

$=\frac{1}{x^{24}}$
When an exponential expression is raised to a power, multiply the exponents: $$(x^{(-6)})^{4}$$ $$=x^{(-6\times4)}$$ $$=x^{(-24)}$$ A expression with a negative exponent can be simplified by moving the base from the numerator to the denominator (or vise versa): $$=\frac{1}{x^{24}}$$