Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-1 Zero and Negative Exponents - Got It?: 1

Answer

$\frac{1}{32}$

Work Step by Step

We use the rule $a^{-m}=\frac{1}{a^{m}}$ to obtain: $$2^{-5} \\ =\frac{1}{2^{5}} \\ =\frac{1}{32}$$
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