How do you simplify #-12^-1#?

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2018

Answer:

#-1/12#

Explanation:

The key realization here is that since we have a negative exponent, we can rewrite the expression as

#1/(-12)^1#

Notice, we can take the exponent to the denominator and doing so makes it positive. Now, we simply have

#1/-12#, which we can rewrite as

#-1/12#

Hope this helps!