1. Oct 14, 2008

### albert2008

Dear People,
I'm sorry that im putting this question here because it might be very obvious and it might insult some of your intellingence.

Question
I know that Y/Y^a equals

Y^1-a

Does this mean that

Y^a/Y equals

1/Y^1-a ,I just want to know where this is true?

Thank you so much for putting up with my questions.

Peace to all.

2. Oct 14, 2008

$$\frac{Y}{Y^a} = Y^{1-a}$$
$$\frac{Y^a}{Y} = Y^{a-1} = \frac{1}{Y^{1-a}}$$
$$\frac{Y^m}{Y^n} = Y^{m-n} = \frac{1}{Y^{m-n}}$$