Algebra 1

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