Simplify the following:

Notice the negative exponent? Now, it is better to change it into positive exponent using the exponent law as shown on the right.

This term now becomes:

Now, let's apply the fractional exponent formula that we have just learned earlier on.

Hence, this term becomes:

Next, cube root of 27 is 3. (i.e. 27 = 3 x 3 x 3)

Now, (3)2 = 3 x 3 = 9. Therefore, we get:

Clearly, the answer is B.

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