anonymous
  • anonymous
How to do negative powers? Like if i had 6 to the power of -4
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anonymous
  • anonymous
6^(-4) = 1/6^(4) Power Law states that 2^(-1) = 1/(2^(1))
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
That negative exponent means "the reciprocal of" so 6^-4 means the reciprocal of 6 to the 4th power.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So the answer would be 4/6? and what is a reciprocal?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you very much! It makes perfect sense now!!
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