# How do you simplify #-5^-2#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

since,

therefore,

=

=

Is the final answer :D

If the negative was meant to be part of the power, one would need to write

Mar 10, 2016

#### Explanation:

Remember

and that

since the order of operations has us do powers before multiplication, the power does not affect the

If the negative was meant to be included in the power, it would need to be written as