How do you express #10^-4# as a positive exponent?

1 Answer
Feb 6, 2017

Answer:

#1/10^4#

Explanation:

This is one of the fundamental rules of exponents. When given a variable, integer, etc. with a negative exponent, you can instead rewrite it as the inverse of said variable/integer/etc. with a positive exponent.

For a number #n# raised to the power #x#, this then can take the form:

#n^-x# = #1/n^x#

Hope this helps!