## Algebra Rule 16

#### A fraction with an exponent is equal to the same fraction with the exponent on the numerator and denominator

**Description:**

This looks weird at first, but the reasons behind it are pretty simple. If we were paying attention when someone told us how to multiply fractions (this is doubtful, but we'll continue anyhow) we will remember that to multiply two fractions you simply multiply the numerators with each other and multiply the denominators with each other to get the resulting fraction. This rule follows from that fact.