Change the sign of the exponent by rewriting the base as its reciprocal.

Apply the product rule to .

Rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Evaluate the exponent.

Rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Evaluate the exponent.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Evaluate (16/25)^(-1/2)