# How do you simplify #-1^15#?

##### 3 Answers

The answer is -1

#### Explanation:

is (-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1) = -1

When the exponent of a negative root is odd the negative will multiply to a negative solution.

#### Explanation:

Given:

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Split your question:

So we have

#### Explanation:

As there are no parentheses around the

1) first compute the power:

#1^15 = 1# 2) afterwards negate the result from above:

#-(1) = -1# .

Thus, you need to compute:

#- 1^15 = - (1^15) = - (1) = -1#