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narissa

  • one year ago

what is the value of the expression 1/5^-5

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  1. whovianchick
    • one year ago
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    3125, since a negative exponent is in the denominator, you have to make it positive and move it to the numerator, or 1*5^5/1= 5^5 = 3125

  2. narissa
    • one year ago
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    im not sure if that's right

  3. whovianchick
    • one year ago
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    Why not?

  4. whovianchick
    • one year ago
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    \[1\div5^5\]

  5. whovianchick
    • one year ago
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    wait I typed that last one wrong, imagine the little five is negative

  6. whovianchick
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    You move it to the numerator, and make it positive so it's \[1\times5^5\]

  7. whovianchick
    • one year ago
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    5^5= 3125

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