# How do you simplify #-5^-3#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 15, 2016

#### Explanation:

#color(blue)(-5^-3#

Use the rule of exponents

#color(brown)(x^-y=1/x^y#

If you don't know what an exponents means

See this

#color(brown)(x^y=underbrace(x*x*x*x*x..)_("y times")#

Now start to simplify

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