anonymous
  • anonymous
find the power. write in fraction form. (-2)^-6=?
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[\frac{1}{(-2)^6}\] is a start
anonymous
  • anonymous
do you know what 2^6 is? a negative exponent means reciprocal and check the sign, which depends on whether the exponent is odd or even
anonymous
  • anonymous
I dont understand. Im trying to say that the exponent is negative 6...

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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[b^{-n}=\frac{1}{b^n}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
so do I multily the new fraction by its reciprical...?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 2^6 I know is 64....at least I believe it is...
anonymous
  • anonymous
in that case it is either 1/64 or -1/64
anonymous
  • anonymous
the answer should be positive
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[(-2)^{-6} = {1 \over {(-2)(-2)(-2)(-2)(-2)(-2)}}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's it! you got it
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the answer is 1/64? O-o
anonymous
  • anonymous
don't doubt yourself... you know this stuff, just step through it slowly

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