# How do you simplify -6^0?

May 27, 2017

$- {6}^{0} = 1$

#### Explanation:

Anything to the 0 power equals 1 except ${0}^{0}$.

May 27, 2017

$- {\left(6\right)}^{0} = - 1$

#### Explanation:

The answer depends on whether the power of $0$ includes only the $6$ or if it includes both the $6$ and the negative sign. Any number raised to the power of $0$ is equal to $1$

Assuming the power includes only the $6$, we could rewrite this as

$- {\left(6\right)}^{0} = - 1$

However, if the power includes both the negative and the $6$, then you could rewrite it as

${\left(- 6\right)}^{0} = 1$

Typically, if the parentheses are omitted, then the scope of the power only reaches the number. So I would go with the first answer.