How do you rewrite #5/x^2# with negative exponents?

2 Answers
May 4, 2018

Answer:

#5x^-2#

Explanation:

#"using the "color(blue)"law of exponents"#

#•color(white)(x)a^-mhArr1/a^m#

#rArr5/x^2=5xx1/x^2=5xx x^-2=5x^-2#

May 4, 2018

#5/(x^2)#

When we have a negative exponent, it means that the exponent wants to change it's spot.

#x^(-1)# means #1/x#

#1/x^(-1)# means #x#

#5x^-2#