## sassyst12 2 years ago (5^3) ^-1

1. sauravshakya

|dw:1353293624708:dw|Hint:

2. sauravshakya

Does it help?

3. sassyst12

somewhat i will figure it out i am trying to see how they get a fraction out of it

4. sauravshakya

yes u will get a fraction... Try to use what I have given.

5. MathLegend

You could simply do this @sassyst12 What is 5^3 ?

6. sassyst12

5*5*5

7. MathLegend

Yes.

8. MathLegend

What does that equal.

9. MathLegend

?

10. sassyst12

125

11. MathLegend

The power rule... is when a number is being raised to a negative exponent it is forced to the denominator.... to hold the place in the numerator a 1 is automatically put there.

12. MathLegend

$\frac{ 1 }{ 125 }$

13. sassyst12

so the answer would be 1/125

14. MathLegend

Yes.

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