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3-66.

Jack and Jill were working on simplifying the expression below, but they were having some trouble. Then Jill had an idea. Homework Help ✎

*“Can't we separate the parts?”*she said.*“That way, it might be easier to tell what we can simplify.”*She rewrote the expression as shown below.

*“Okay,”*said Jack.*“Now we can rewrite each of the parts with negative exponents and simplify.”*Help Jack and Jill finish simplifying their expression.

Use their idea to rewrite and simplify

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Notice that Jill used the Associative Property and put the factors with the same variables next to each other.