Rewrite the equation as (2)y=(12)3.
Apply the product rule to 12.
One to any power is one.
Move 23 to the numerator using the negative exponent rule 1bn=b-n.
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.
Solve using the Square Root Property (1/2)^3=(2)^y