anonymous
  • anonymous
how do you simplify (-1)^2099?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
just think about what \[-1^2, -1^3, -1^4, -1^5, -1^6, -1^7\] is.. See any regularity? About odd and even exponent maybe? Try to come up with a rule and then plug in 2099...
gw2011
  • gw2011
1 to any power is still 1. In this particular case you have a -1. Therefore, the sign is what will change. A (-1) to an even power will make 1 positive, and a (-1) to an odd power will make 1 a negative. Since the power is 2099 which is odd, the sign will be a negative and you will get: -1

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