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## pokemon23 3 years ago How do I solve this 4^-2 ?

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1. saifoo.khan

Pokeman! no spamming man!

2. pokemon23

this is not spam?

3. saifoo.khan

1/16

4. pokemon23

literally I don't get it?

5. pokemon23

how..?

6. neverforgetvivistee

|dw:1323571165653:dw| we have to get rid of the negative exponent by flipping the base, so just flip 4 and you get 1/4. Now that we have the exponent turned into a positive, we can raise this to the 2nd power. 1 to the second power is just one. 4 to the second power is 16 you get 1/4 ^2

7. neverforgetvivistee

i mean you get 1/16

8. pokemon23

thank you

9. pokemon23

thanks saifoo

10. neverforgetvivistee

|dw:1323571374185:dw|

11. MissPacGirl

if the exponent is a negative the answer is a fraction. 1/16 is the answer

12. Mimi_x3

LOL, dont waste your time with stupid questions

13. neverforgetvivistee

flutter you it's not a stupid question

14. MissPacGirl

"theres no such thing as a stupid question!"

15. pokemon23

I'm not that bright in math for your info mimi

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