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Zero and Negative Exponents - Problem 4

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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A negative exponent changes where the base is in the fraction- something from the top would move to the bottom, and something from the bottom would move to the top. If the input value, or base itself is negative, then the exponent will be applied to the negative as well. If there are no parentheses around the negative, though, then only the base gets the exponent, and you'll multiply your result by negative one.

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