# How do you express 1/39 as an expression using a negative exponent other than -1? (i.e. Not 39^-1)

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Dec 5, 2016

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Dec 5, 2016

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The only way I can see this is to create an equivalent fraction and write with negative exponent. That is.

#1/39xx2/2=2/78=2xx78^-1#

#"or " 1/39=1/(3xx13)=1/3xx13^-1# If this is not what is required you can get back to me.