Algebra 1

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ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-1 Zero and Negative Exponents - Lesson Check: 7

Answer

Division

Work Step by Step

The negative exponent rule states that for every nonzero number $a$ and integer $n$, $a^{-n}=\frac{1}{a^n}$. The fact that a negative exponent makes the term move to the denominator shows that it is getting divided by that number the given number of times, not multiplied.
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