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Q: How do you calculate a negative power such as 5 to the negative 5 power?

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Negative exponents mean the reciprocal. 5^(-5) = 1/(5^5)=1/3125

A negative power. When something is to the power of negative two, say X it would be 1/X. If something is to the power of negative 3, it would be.... etc

It is -1/5

If you mean 5 to the power of -1 then it is 1/5

That is the definition of negative powers.

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Negative exponents mean the reciprocal. 5^(-5) = 1/(5^5)=1/3125

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A negative power. When something is to the power of negative two, say X it would be 1/X. If something is to the power of negative 3, it would be.... etc

It is -1/5

Negative 5 to the second power would be -5 times -5 which would be 25.

Seven to the negative 5th power is 0.00005949901

Five to the negative third power = 0.008

If you mean 5 to the power of -1 then it is 1/5

That is the definition of negative powers.

5 over 8 to the negative 2nd power equals 2.56

It is: 25

Five to the negative 7th power equals 0.0000128

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