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Q: What is 1 over 2 to the negative 5 power?

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That is the definition of negative powers.

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

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

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.

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1 over 5^2. which is 1/25

Negative 1 over 2

The negative means " 1 over it" so that's 1/4, and the 2 means "square it" so that's 1/16

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

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

(9/2)-1 = 1 / (9/2) = 2/9

The answer is 1/2!

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