#### Answer

The negative-exponent rule states that $b^{-n} = \frac{1}{b^{n}}$ for $b \ne 0.$

#### Work Step by Step

When dealing with negative exponents:
1. Move the expression to the denominator and make the exponent positive.
2. Put a 1 on top!

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The negative-exponent rule states that $b^{-n} = \frac{1}{b^{n}}$ for $b \ne 0.$

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