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SilentlyFalling

  • 4 years ago

How to do negative powers? Like if i had 6 to the power of -4

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  1. BlingBlong
    • 4 years ago
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    6^(-4) = 1/6^(4) Power Law states that 2^(-1) = 1/(2^(1))

  2. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    That negative exponent means "the reciprocal of" so 6^-4 means the reciprocal of 6 to the 4th power.

  3. SilentlyFalling
    • 4 years ago
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    So the answer would be 4/6? and what is a reciprocal?

  4. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    |dw:1326939748737:dw|

  5. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    |dw:1326939810527:dw|

  6. SilentlyFalling
    • 4 years ago
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    Thank you very much! It makes perfect sense now!!

  7. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    yw

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