# How do negative exponents represent repeated division?

Oct 29, 2014

Let us look at an example.

${5}^{- 3} = {5}^{0 - 3} = {5}^{0} / {5}^{3} = \frac{1}{5} ^ 3 = 1 \div i \mathrm{de} 5 \div i \mathrm{de} 5 \div i \mathrm{de} 5$

I hope that this was helpful.