College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Mid-Chapter Check Point - Page 63: 17



Work Step by Step

Simplify by multiplying the terms and using the rules of exponents to add the exponents together. Then make sure to put terms with negative exponents in the denominator. $(\frac{1}{3}x^{-5}y^4)(18x^{-2}y^{-1})$ $6x^{-5+(-2)}y^{4+(-1)}$ $6x^{-7}y^3$ $\frac{6y^3}{x^7}$
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