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x^(-y) is equal to 1/x^y.

2^(-2) is equal to 1/2^2 which is equal to 1/4 or 0.25.

Q: Does 2 to the negative power of 2 equal negative 4?

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They are equal 2^4 and 4^2 both equal 16.

(40x^6-24x^4)/8x

A negative exponent or power is equivalent to the reciprocal of the positive exponent. 2-4 = 1/24 = 1/16 = 0.0625

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It can be a negative or a positive number depending on the absolute value of the power.e.g.(-4) to the power of -2 gives (1/16) and(-4) to the power of -1 gives (-1/4)

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16 -2-4 = 0.0625

yes ma'am ADDED: The above is wrong. 2^-2 means 1/2^2 or 1/4 -2^2 can equal - 4

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Yes. (1/2)-2 = (2-1)-2 = 2(-1)*(-2) = 22 = 4

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4^(-3) = 1/4^3 or 1/64

It can equal just about anything except 0. For example: (-2)-2 = 1/4 (-2)-3 = -1/8 (-0.5)-2 = 4 (-0.5)-3 = -8 :

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