I need to simplify the problem above

## i need to simplify 9^-1 9 ^1/2

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# 1 Answer

If you have something raised to a negative power, you take the reciprocal of it. Therefore, 9^{-1} now becomes 1/9.

Replacing that in the original problem, we get (1/9)(√9) or (√9)/9

Since (√9) = 3, we get (√9)/9 = 3/9 and we can reduce to 1/3