## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$$\frac{x^3}{8}$$
To simplify the exponents, we use the power rule to rewrite the exponents: $$2^3x^{(-1)(-3)}$$ Simplify: $$2^{-3}x^{3}$$ Move the constant to the denominator to get rid of negative exponent: $$\frac{x^3}{2^3}$$ Simplify the constant term: $$\frac{x^3}{8}$$