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That is the definition of negative powers.

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How do you solve a number to the negative power?

it's the same as 1 over the same number to a positive power. 2 to the power -3 = 1/ 2 cubed = 1/8


What happen when a power is negative?

It is 1 over that number to the same power, but positive. So 4^-5=1/4^5


How do you calculate a negative power such as 5 to the negative 5 power?

It is equivalent to 1 over 5 to the power of 5, or 1 over 3125.


Why are 5 to the negative power and 1 over 5 to the 2 power the same?

They are not! 5-3, for example is not 1/52 nor (1/5)2.


1 over 3 to the negative two power?

1 over 3 to the negative 2nd power is 9


Is negative 1 sixth and negative 1 over 6 the same?

Yes.


10 to the power of negative 6?

1000000 * * * * * NO! That is 10 to the power of 6. 10 to the power of NEGATIVE 6 is 1 over 1000000 or 0.000001


How is 6 to the power of negative 2 different from 6 to the power of 2?

6 to the negative 2nd means that it equals 1 over 6 to the negative 2nd.


What is 10 to the negative power 10?

The same as 1 / 1010.


What is 1 over 2 to the negative 5 power?

32


What is one to the negative first power?

1-1 is the same as 1/1 = 1


What is 4 over negative 16 simplified?

Negative one fourth. -1/4. And. 1/-4 are the same, which number has the negative does not matter


What is a number raised to the negative power?

It's the inverse of the number raised to the power. 2 to the power of negative 3 would be 1/8th.1 over 25Improvement(shininggallade):When raising a whole number to a negative power, simply raise 5 to the second power, which is 25, and put a 1 over it. 5^-2=1/25 A more technical definition is to reverse the numerator and denominator and then apply the power. Remember 5 is the same as 5/1, so (5^-2)/1=1/(5^2)=1/25(The symbol for "to the power of" is "^" just to let you know.)


Is 0.00036 the same as 3.6 times ten to the fourth power?

No it is ten to the negative fourth power. If the number is greater than 1 it is to a positive power, if the number is smaller thann 1 it is to a negative power.


What is x to the negative 3rd power?

That's the same as 1 divided by (x to the power 3).


What is 1 over n to the negative 3rd power?

It is n cubed.


What is eight to the negative three power?

That is the same as 1 divided by 8 to the positive power 1/(8x8x8) = 1/512


Is x to the -1 power the same as 1 divided by x?

Yes. In general, a negative power can be defined as follows: a-b = 1 / ab.


How do you find out 2 to the negative 1 power?

If it is to a (-) power then that is the same as saying it is 1 divided by 2 to the power of 1. 2 to the power of 1 is 2, and so 1 divided by 2 is 1/2 or 0.5.


How do you solve 5 to the negative second power?

1 over 5^2. which is 1/25


Is 5 to the negative 2 power positive or negative?

it is a positive fraction 5^-2=1 over 5^2 answer is 1 over 25


What must you turn a negative exponent problem into?

A negative exponent is 1 over the base to the power of the absolute value of the exponent. For example 2 to the power of -1 is 1/2, 2 to the power of -2 is 1/4, or (1/2) squared, and 2 to the power of -3 is 1/8, or (1/2) cubed.


Five names for negative 215?

1 to the -1st power over -215


What is -4 to the -2nd power?

-2


What is the definition of negative powers of ten?

A negative power of ten means divide by ten to the positive value of the power. Thus 10-3 is the same as 1/103 or 1/1000 Thus 10-6 is the same as 1/106 or 1/1000000