# How do you simplify #4^-2 #?

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Oct 28, 2015

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Anything with a negative exponent is the inverse of it. So for example if I had

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Oct 28, 2015

#### Answer:

The answer is

#### Explanation:

The negative sign in the -2 exponent implies that the number changes sides in a fraction. In other words, the