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/ ab
So 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.
negative 4 with negative 3 as an exponent
Polynomials cannot have negative exponent.
the exponent is a negative
A number to a negative exponent is the inverse of the number to the positive exponent. That is, x-a = 1/xa
A negative exponent is the reciprocal of the corresponding positive exponent. 102 = 100 10-2 = 1/100
A negative exponent implies a reciprocal.Thus x^-a = 1/x^a or, equivalently, (1/x)^a
Negative x negative x negative = negative.
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
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.
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
Say it with a lot of sarcasm.
property of negative exponents
Because a number to the exponent 0 = 1 and any lesser exponent decreases the value.
Its exponent: which is -6.
it would be a negative multiplied by a negative and your answer should end up positive.
Find the reciprocal of the positive exponent. Thus, x-a = 1/xa
When you subtract it from a bigger exponent of another number by dividing two numbers with exponents.
It is: -6-1 = -1/6
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.
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