Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review Problem Set - Page 186: 24



Work Step by Step

An exponent of $5$ over the whole fraction means that we raise both the numerator and the denominator to the power of $5$: $(-\frac{1}{2})^{5}=(\frac{-1}{2})^{5}=\frac{(-1)^{5}}{2^{5}}=\frac{-1\times-1\times-1\times-1\times-1}{2\times2\times2\times2\times2}=\frac{-1}{32}=-\frac{1}{32}$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.