# How do you simplify w^-12?

${x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}} = \frac{1}{x} ^ \textcolor{red}{- a}$
${w}^{\textcolor{red}{- 12}} = \frac{1}{w} ^ \textcolor{red}{- - 12} = \frac{1}{w} ^ \textcolor{red}{12}$