## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 7 - Algebraic Fractions - Chapters 1-7 Cumulative Review Problem Set - Page 324: 14

#### Answer

$\frac{9}{4}$

#### Work Step by Step

Recall the rule: $x^{-n}=\frac{1}{x^{n}}$ We first rearrange the expression into a form that doesn't contain any negative exponents, and then we solve the expression. $(\frac{2}{3})^{-2}=\frac{2^{-2}}{3^{-2}}=\frac{3^{2}}{2^ {2}}=\frac{9}{4}$

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