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Q: Is a number raised to a negative exponent greater than 1?

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Yes, you can, but it starts getting complicated. You can, for example have a number raised to an exponent that is itself a number raised to an exponent, or you can have a number raised to an exponent and the result raised to another exponent.

You fail SO badly. If we have x^4, the 4 is the exponent- the power to which a number is raised. It can be positive or negative.

Raising a number to a negative exponent gives you the reciprocal of the same number raised to the corresponding positive exponent. For example, 32 = 9, so 3-2 = 1/9

When you have a number raised to a negative exponent, you move to the left rather than the right in decimal places. E.g. 103 = 1000 10-3 = 0.001 More specifically, when you have a negative exponent, you are taking the reciprocal of what the positive exponent would give. 24 = 16, but 2-4=(1/16) ■

its called a base :)

an exponent

Anything to the power of a negative number is equal to one divided that "anything" raised to the positive value of the exponent. For example:a-b = 1/ abSo you can think of this by expressing the number as a fraction. Consider, what is 0.1 as a fraction? The answer is 1/10. This means that when expressed as an exponent, it would be 10-1.

The power could then be called an exponent. The number that is being raised to a power is called the base. In the case of 42, the exponent is 2 and the base is 4.

The small raised number is called the exponent.

Exponent

An exponent.

When a number is raised to a power, the base is raised to an exponent.

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