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

Feb 6, 2017

$\frac{1}{10} ^ 4$

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:

${n}^{-} x$ = $\frac{1}{n} ^ x$

Hope this helps!