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anonymous

  • one year ago

How do i solve 8^-2

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Do i need to divide it like 1/8^2 or should i make the negative positive?

  2. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440603340762:dw|

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Huh?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    That makes NO sense

  5. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    read the review of exponents again slowly

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I did but i dont get it why is the -2 labeled as m

  7. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    it makes no sense not to read

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I did read it though...... I read it 5 times and still am reading over it slowly and i still dont get it

  9. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    what I have given is general so you can apply to your problem

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    But i just dont understand how.

  11. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    where are you stuck?

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    After the 1/a^m

  13. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    you already understand that to make the exponent positive it is 1/base to the positive

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ok but why do you have to make it postivive?

  15. triciaal
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    |dw:1440603732214:dw|

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So 1/64

  17. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440603793910:dw|

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    What? how did you get 2^3

  19. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440603844753:dw|

  20. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    2*2*2 = 8

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Why could we just do |dw:1440603986710:dw|

  22. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    correct

  23. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So why did we hae to go through all the other stuff when we could have just done that

  24. phi
    • one year ago
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    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.

  25. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you.

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