Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-7 Exponential Growth and Decay - Standardized Test Prep - Page 461: 49


The simplified form is $\frac{1}{25}$

Work Step by Step

The simplified form is $\frac{1}{25}$ because 5$^{-2}$ can be re-written as:$\frac{1}{5^{2}}$. The final step is to simplify the 5$^{2}$ in the denominator. As 5$^{2}$ equals 25, the final answer is $\frac{1}{25}$.
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