Apply the product rule to .

One to any power is one.

Move to the numerator using the negative exponent rule .

Create equivalent expressions in the equation that all have equal bases.

Since the bases are the same, then two expressions are only equal if the exponents are also equal.

Simplify .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Solve for x (1/3)^x=27^(x+2)