Negative Exponents

Definition: This refers to when the power is negative and can be rewritten as a positive.

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Example: Rewrite 3-2 as a positive exponent.

Solution: 

Step 1: Note the rule for converting negative exponents to positive.

a-n=1/an

Step 2: Rewrite exponent.

3-2 = 1/3² = 1/9

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