# How do you simplify (-1) to the 5th power?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 26, 2018

${\left(- 1\right)}^{5} = - 1$

#### Explanation:

${\left(- 1\right)}^{5} = \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right)$$=$$- 1$

An odd number of negatives makes the answer negative.