Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-1 Zero and Negative Exponents - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 38

1/125

Work Step by Step

We first plug 5 in for s as the instructions tell us to do. Recall the equation: $a^{-n}= \frac{1}{a^{n}}$. Thus, we simplify this expression: $5^{-3}=\frac{1}{5^{3}}=1/125$

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