Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 129

Answer

Because 1 is always being divided by $x^{n}$ if it equates to a number other than 0 or 1.

Work Step by Step

Eg) $\frac{1}{x^{n}}$ where $x$=5 and $n$= 2 equates to $\frac{1}{25}$ which equals $0.04$ and $0.04\ne0$
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