## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

This is sometimes true. If it is a positive number raised to a negative power, the answer is a $positive$ fraction. If it is a negative number raised to an odd, negative power, it is a $negative$ fraction.
This is sometimes true. If it is a positive number raised to a negative power, the answer is a $positive$ fraction. If it is a negative number raised to an odd, negative power, it is a $negative$ fraction.