anonymous
  • anonymous
How do i solve 8^-2
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Do i need to divide it like 1/8^2 or should i make the negative positive?
triciaal
  • triciaal
|dw:1440603340762:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
Huh?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
That makes NO sense
triciaal
  • triciaal
read the review of exponents again slowly
anonymous
  • anonymous
I did but i dont get it why is the -2 labeled as m
triciaal
  • triciaal
it makes no sense not to read
anonymous
  • anonymous
I did read it though...... I read it 5 times and still am reading over it slowly and i still dont get it
triciaal
  • triciaal
what I have given is general so you can apply to your problem
anonymous
  • anonymous
But i just dont understand how.
triciaal
  • triciaal
where are you stuck?
anonymous
  • anonymous
After the 1/a^m
triciaal
  • triciaal
you already understand that to make the exponent positive it is 1/base to the positive
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok but why do you have to make it postivive?
triciaal
  • triciaal
|dw:1440603732214:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
So 1/64
triciaal
  • triciaal
|dw:1440603793910:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
What? how did you get 2^3
triciaal
  • triciaal
|dw:1440603844753:dw|
triciaal
  • triciaal
2*2*2 = 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
Why could we just do |dw:1440603986710:dw|
triciaal
  • triciaal
correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
So why did we hae to go through all the other stuff when we could have just done that
phi
  • phi
yes you get 1/64 we can write it lots of ways. most likely they want 1/64, but it depends if it's multiple choice.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you.

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