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A negative exponent of a number is the same as the reciprocal of that same number to the equivalent positive exponent.

EXAMPLE : 2-3 = 1/23

When multiplying powers of the same base the rule is, addthe exponents.

So, if the initial exponent is negative then the number has to be multiplied by a power of that number with an equivalent positive exponent greater than the negative exponent.

EXAMPLE : 2-3 x 25 = 2(-3+5) = 22 (As 5 > l3l then the resultant exponent is positive)

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