Simplify , where , and find the numerical value of the
result, given that and .
Step 1: Simplify the expression. Remember these exponent rules as you simplify:
Step 2: Substitute the values of and to find the numeric value of the expression. Note that the value of does not affect the numeric value of the expression.
A number raised to a negative power is equal to the reciprocal of that number raised to the positive value of the power.