How do you simplify #n^-5# using only positive exponents?

1 Answer
Mar 6, 2018

Answer:

#1/(n)^5# from the exponents rule

Explanation:

When learning your indices/ powers, one of the first rules you learn is
#(a)^-n#= #1/(a)^n#

Here's one way to help you think about it,
let's say i asked you to divide #(4^0)/(4^3)#, essentially would be intuitive to do is to subtract the powers, #4^(0-3)=4^-3# ,
but remember that any number raised to the power 0 is 1,
so #4^0=1#
therefore #4^(0-3)=1/(4)^3=4^-3#