Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.3 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Exercise Set: 22

Answer

$\frac{1}{16}$

Work Step by Step

$(-\frac{1}{2})^{4}$=-$\frac{1}{2}$$\times$-$\frac{1}{2}$$\times$ -$\frac{1}{2}$$\times$-$\frac{1}{2}$=The product of 4 negative numbers is a positive number =$\frac{1\times1\times1\times1}{2\times2\times2\times2}$= $\frac{1}{16}$
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