Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.3 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Exercise Set: 46

Answer

$-\frac{1}{32}$

Work Step by Step

$(-\frac{1}{2})^5=(-\frac{1}{2})(-\frac{1}{2})(-\frac{1}{2})(-\frac{1}{2})(-\frac{1}{2})=(\frac{1}{4})(\frac{1}{4})(-\frac{1}{2})=(\frac{1}{16})(-\frac{1}{2})=-\frac{1}{32}$
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