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Simplifying an Algebraic Expression Involving Indices

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Raise the quantity in parentheses to the indicated exponent, and simplify the resulting expression. Express answers with positive exponents.

1. ( x^-2 y^-1 / 2x^0 y^3 )^3

2. ( 24y^-1 / 72x^-3 y^4)^2

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Solution Summary

The laws of exponents, or index laws, is used to expand the brackets/parentheses in order to simplify the algebraic expression as much as possible. Response is attached as a handwritten image file.