Q: How do you write an exponent as a fraction?

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Flip the fraction top-to-bottom, and delete the minus sign from the exponent.

Yes.

Why not? An exponent is just like any other number.

10-6 = (1/10)6 = 0.000 001

It can be either.

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One-thousandth, 1 x 10-3

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Flip the fraction top-to-bottom, and delete the minus sign from the exponent.

Yes.

The reciprocal of a^(-x/y) is 1/a^(x/y). The fact that the exponent is a fraction makes no difference.

Why not? An exponent is just like any other number.

A fraction

It can be either.

10-6 = (1/10)6 = 0.000 001

Because a number to the exponent 0 = 1 and any lesser exponent decreases the value.

A negative exponent is put into fraction form because it is a way of writing powers of fractions or decimals.

Not necessarily. If the exponent is not an integer then it is not a polynomial.