Q: What does a negative exponent mean?

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the exponent is a negative

A negative exponent is the reciprocal of the corresponding positive exponent. 102 = 100 10-2 = 1/100

negative 4 with negative 3 as an exponent

Polynomials cannot have negative exponent.

A number to a negative exponent is the inverse of the number to the positive exponent. That is, x-a = 1/xa

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).

A negative exponent implies a reciprocal.Thus x^-a = 1/x^a or, equivalently, (1/x)^a

Negative x negative x negative = negative.

Example: (4x)-2 The answer to this would be 1/ 16x2. Multiply it out as if the negative exponent was not there ((4x)2), then that will be the denominator of the fraction. The numerator is one.

If you have a negative exponent, then put 1/the number multiplied by itself the number of times of the exponent. For example: 3-2=1/(3x3)=1/9

A fraction

negative 8 would be the base and the 15 would be the exponent

A negative exponent indicates division by the base. For example: 8 -3 = 1/(83)= 1/672

It means that the decimal point has to move to the left.

That indicates a decimal; a number less than one.

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

Say it with a lot of sarcasm.

property of negative exponents

This is a procedure used to help people who are new to negative exponents. A negative exponent, when moved to the other side of the fraction, becomes a positive exponent and beginners are more comfortable with working with positive fractions.

it would be a negative multiplied by a negative and your answer should end up positive.

When you have a negative exponent on, say, 4, it will be written 4^-2 You basically take the reciprocal of it and change the exponent to a positive one. 4^-2 would be 1/4^2

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) ■

It means that the absolute value of the number is in the range (0, 1).

-25

Its exponent: which is -6.