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A negative power. When something is to the power of negative two, say X it would be 1/X. If something is to the power of negative 3, it would be.... etc

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some times dams have negitives effects I added the answer below to a link of a Yahoo answer; however, it IS possible to calculate the log of a negative number but you have to work in complex numbers.


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