Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 79

Answer

$\frac{x}{16}$

Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $2^{-4}\times x$. To simplify this into a positive exponent, we know that $a^{-n}=\frac{1}{a^{n}}$ (where a is a nonzero real number and n is a positive integer). $2^{-4}\times x=\frac{x}{2^{4}}=\frac{x}{16}$
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