How do you simplify #-6^0#?

2 Answers
May 27, 2017

Answer:

#-6^0=1#

Explanation:

Anything to the 0 power equals 1 except #0^0#.

May 27, 2017

Answer:

#-(6)^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

#-(6)^0=-1#

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

#(-6)^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.