## Answer :

1. Start with the first part of the expression: [tex]\(\left(p^2 q^5\right)^{-4}\)[/tex].

Using the property of exponents [tex]\((a \cdot b)^n = a^n \cdot b^n\)[/tex], we get:

[tex]\[ (p^2 q^5)^{-4} = (p^2)^{-4} \cdot (q^5)^{-4}. \][/tex]

Simplify each term:

[tex]\[ (p^2)^{-4} = p^{2 \cdot (-4)} = p^{-8}, \][/tex]

and

[tex]\[ (q^5)^{-4} = q^{5 \cdot (-4)} = q^{-20}. \][/tex]

Therefore,

[tex]\[ (p^2 q^5)^{-4} = p^{-8} \cdot q^{-20}. \][/tex]

2. Next, consider the second part of the expression: [tex]\(\left(p^{-4} q^5\right)^{-2}\)[/tex].

Again, using the property of exponents [tex]\((a \cdot b)^n = a^n \cdot b^n\)[/tex]:

[tex]\[ (p^{-4} q^5)^{-2} = (p^{-4})^{-2} \cdot (q^5)^{-2}. \][/tex]

Simplify each term:

[tex]\[ (p^{-4})^{-2} = p^{-4 \cdot (-2)} = p^{8}, \][/tex]

and

[tex]\[ (q^5)^{-2} = q^{5 \cdot (-2)} = q^{-10}. \][/tex]

Therefore,

[tex]\[ (p^{-4} q^5)^{-2} = p^{8} \cdot q^{-10}. \][/tex]

3. Now, combine the two parts:

[tex]\[ \left(p^2 q^5\right)^{-4} \cdot \left(p^{-4} q^5\right)^{-2} = (p^{-8} \cdot q^{-20}) \cdot (p^8 \cdot q^{-10}). \][/tex]

Using the property of the product of powers with the same base, [tex]\((a^m \cdot a^n = a^{m+n})\)[/tex]:

Combine the [tex]\(p\)[/tex] terms:

[tex]\[ p^{-8} \cdot p^{8} = p^{-8 + 8} = p^{0} = 1. \][/tex]

Combine the [tex]\(q\)[/tex] terms:

[tex]\[ q^{-20} \cdot q^{-10} = q^{-20 + (-10)} = q^{-30}. \][/tex]

Therefore, the expression simplifies to:

[tex]\[ 1 \cdot q^{-30} = q^{-30} = \frac{1}{q^{30}}. \][/tex]

Thus, the simplified form of the given expression is:

[tex]\[ \frac{1}{q^{30}}. \][/tex]

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