Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.6 - Integral Exponents and Scientific Notation - Concept Quiz 5.6: 3

Answer

True

Work Step by Step

The negative exponent rule states that for every nonzero number $a$ and integer $n$, $a^{-n}=\frac{1}{a^n}$. What this essentially means is that we can invert (which means flip the numerator and denominator) the fraction and raise the number to the corresponding positive exponent if the exponent is negative.
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