How do you simplify #5n^-3# and write it using only positive exponents?

1 Answer
Apr 1, 2017

Answer:

#5n^-3 = 5/n^3#

Explanation:

Given: #5n^-3# is an expression with a negative exponent.

When any value has a negative exponent it means we are looking at the reciprocal of a fraction. To evaluate the reciprocal we need to divide #1# by the value and change the exponent to positive.

#5n^-3 = 5(n^-3) = 5(1/n^3) = 5/n^3#