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2-48.

Simplify each of the following expressions. Be sure that your answer has no negative or fractional exponents.

Begin by rewriting the expression as

. Since

, the expression can be rewritten as .

The negative exponents mean you will be finding the reciprocals of the factors.

There are several ways to simplify this expression. Here is one:

or