Negative ExponentsDate: 10/23/96 at 19:21:56 From: Mike Subject: Negative exponents I have to simplify this expression with non-negative exponents: x^5. I don't understand the question. Is it just x/x 5 times? How is that simplified? Date: 10/24/96 at 18:30:16 From: Doctor Allen Subject: Re: Negative exponents Since your subject line says negative exponents, I assume you are asking about x^-5. If that is the case, the negative sign indicates the reciprocal or 1/(x^5). -Doctor Allen, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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