How do you simplify #3v^-1# and write it using only positive exponents?

2 Answers
Oct 5, 2016

Answer:

#3/v#

Explanation:

You only need to remember the rule for negative exponents: you can convert negative exponents to positive ones just by inverting the fraction!

So, if #k# is negative, you have #x^k = (1/x)^{|k|]#

in your case, #v^{-1}# means #1/v^1#, so simply #1/v#

Oct 5, 2016

Answer:

#3/v#

Explanation:

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

#color(orange)"Reminder " color(red)(bar(ul(|color(white)(a/a)color(black)(a^-m=1/a^m)color(white)(a/a)|)))#

#rArr3v^-1=3xx1/v^1=3/v#