Move to the numerator using the negative exponent rule .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Subtract from .

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

Move all terms not containing to the right 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 .

Divide by .

Solve for y ((-2)^(4y+2))/((-2)^(2y))=(-2)^12