# How do you simplify 5n^-1 and write it using only positive exponents?

Use these rules of exponents to simplify and remove the negative exponents: ${x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}} = \frac{1}{x} ^ \textcolor{red}{- a}$ and ${a}^{\textcolor{red}{1}} = a$
$5 {n}^{\textcolor{red}{- 1}} = \frac{5}{n} ^ \textcolor{red}{- - 1} = \frac{5}{n} ^ 1 = \frac{5}{n}$