You will need to be able to simplify terms with negative indices. Can you simplify these? If not see the video.

Examples in the video

Simplify the following:

  1. 5{x^{ - 1}}
  2. \dfrac{{3{x^{ - 2}}}}{4}
  3. 5{x^{ - \frac{1}{2}}}
  4. \dfrac{{7{x^{ - \frac{1}{3}}}}}{2}
  5. 8{x^{ - \frac{2}{3}}}
  6. \dfrac{{5{x^{ - \frac{3}{4}}}}}{7}