# Rules of Exponents: (3n^-6/m^2)^-4

#### Princezz3286

##### Junior Member
(3n^-6/m^2)^-4

I know that there are certain rules that go with this type of problem.... but I don't remember if you distribute the -4, can someone point me in the right direction....?

#### tkhunny

##### Moderator
Staff member
Re: Rules of Exponents.......

"Distribute" is not the right word.

This should help: $$\displaystyle \left(\frac{ab}{c}\right)^{d}\;=\;\frac{a^{d}b^{d}}{c^{d}}$$

#### stapel

##### Super Moderator
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Princezz3286 said:
I know that there are certain rules that go with this type of problem.... but I don't remember....
To learn what those rules are, try studying some of the many great lessons available online. :idea:

. . . . .Google results for "exponent rules"

Have fun!

Eliz.

P.S. You will almost-certainly be expected to know these rules on your next test, so get started now on memorizing them! :wink: