Q: What if the problem is a fraction with a negative exponent?

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Any non-zero fraction is the same as its reciprocal raised to the power of -1.So 3/4 = (4/3)-1 and there you have your negative exponent!

A negative exponent is put into fraction form because it is a way of writing powers of fractions or decimals.

A positive exponent in the denominator of a fraction, with one in the numerator. For example: 4-2 = 1/42 (Formatting difficult: read fraction as "one over four squared")

you make it into a fraction by puting whatever the negative exponent is attach to an pu that on the botttom of the fraction and leave a one on top

negative 4 with negative 3 as an exponent

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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.

The reciprocal of a^(-x/y) is 1/a^(x/y). The fact that the exponent is a fraction makes no difference.

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

Any non-zero fraction is the same as its reciprocal raised to the power of -1.So 3/4 = (4/3)-1 and there you have your negative exponent!

Any non-zero fraction is the same as its reciprocal raised to the power of -1.So 3/4 = (4/3)-1 and there you have your negative exponent!

A negative exponent is put into fraction form because it is a way of writing powers of fractions or decimals.

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.

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/ abSo 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.

A positive exponent in the denominator of a fraction, with one in the numerator. For example: 4-2 = 1/42 (Formatting difficult: read fraction as "one over four squared")

A negative exponent simply means that the base is on the wrong side of the fraction line.For example, if you have x-2, you can turn this into a positive exponent by moving the base to the denominator and changing the sign on the exponent. The result would be:1--x2

you make it into a fraction by puting whatever the negative exponent is attach to an pu that on the botttom of the fraction and leave a one on top