## anonymous one year ago What value of p solves the equation?

1. anonymous

2. Nnesha

just flip the fraction to convert negative to positive exponent x^{-m} is same $\huge\rm \frac{ x^{-m} }{ 1 } = \frac{ 1 }{ x^m }$ m is an exponent

3. welshfella

1 / p^5 = 1/243 therefore p^5 = 243 p = 243^(1/5(

4. Nnesha

it's not that hard at least try it!

5. anonymous

i cant get it

6. Nnesha

$\huge\rm \frac{ x^{-m} }{ 1 } = \frac{ 1 }{ x^m }$ look at this exponent rule. $\huge\rm \frac{ p^{-5} }{ 1 } = ?$ what is the reciprocal of p^{-5}/1 ??

7. Nnesha

just flip the fraction....

8. anonymous

i tried! i keep messing up, im not good at these

9. Nnesha

show ur work. maybe you got the right answer.

10. anonymous

my laptop is about to die, i've got to go.. thanks for the help though.

11. Nnesha

alright. we will finished it latr