I assume you mean "negative integer exponents".It means that:
* It is an exponent
* It is an integer (whole number)
* It is negative (less than zero, i.e., with a minus sign)
A negative exponent is defined as the reciprocal of the positive exponent. For example, 10 to the power -5 is the same as 1 / (10 to the power 5).
You can have negative exponents anywhere. When they are in the denominator, they are equivalent to positive exponents in the numerator of a fraction.
why the exponents can not be negative
Negative exponents are used to represent 1 divided by an a base to a specific exponent.
When multiplying numbers with exponents, you add the exponents.
by doing reciprocal
Exponents that are NOT a negative exponent therefore they are mostly whole numbers kind of:)
property of negative exponents
They are the reciprocals of the positive exponents. Thus, x-a = 1/xa
Monomials can have negative exponents, if the term for the exponent is not a variable, but if it is a variable with a negative exponent, the whole expression will not be classified. This is so because the definition of a monomial states that, a monomial can be a product of a number and one or more variables with positive integer exponents. I hope that answered your question!
A negative exponent becomes positive in the reciprocal. So if you have a number a^x where x is negative, then, a^x = 1/(a^-x) and, since x is negative, -x is positive.
I presume you mean you are multiplying two powers of the same base, where both exponents are negative. Regardless of the signs of the exponents, you algebraically add the exponents. For example, 2-3 times 2-4 is 2-7; 35 times 3-8 is 3-3.
you make it into a fraction by puting whatever the negative exponent is attach to an pu that on the botttom of the fraction and leave a one on top
It can be a problem to do with adding or subtracting or exponents.
Exponents are negative numbers. This is used in math a lot.
No. It would not be a polynomial function then.
because they don't have enough acid in it.
They can be written as reciprocals with positive exponents. For example, 5-7 = (1/5)7
Because the expressions are undefined for base = 0.
Negative exponents are defined in such a way that 10-7 = 1 / 107.
x-n = 1 / xn
just add them together
Because negative exponents doesn't exist in our world. And thus, can only be explained with 0. Hope that answered you question. *WIDE SMILEY FACE!*
Positive exponents: an = a*a*a*...*a where there are n (>0) lots of a. Negative exponents: a-n = 1/(a*a*a*...*a) where there are n (>0) lots of a.