# How do you simplify 5^-2?

May 25, 2016

$0.04$

#### Explanation:

This expression is in the form of ${m}^{-} n = \frac{1}{m} ^ n$

Therefore here,

${5}^{-} 2$

$= \frac{1}{5} ^ 2$

$= \frac{1}{25}$

$= 0.04$

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