Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notations - 4.2 Exercise Set: 2

Answer

false

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $a^{-m}=\dfrac{1}{a^m}, m\gt0$ Thus, $3^{-2}=\dfrac{1}{3^2} = \dfrac{1}{9}$ Note that $-3^2=-9$. Thus, the two expressions are not equivalent. The given statement is false.
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