How do you write #5*5^-5# using only positive exponents?

1 Answer
Oct 11, 2017

Answer:

#1/5^4#

Explanation:

#5 cdot 5^-5#

According to indices #a xx a = a^(1 + 1) = a^2#

We are going to apply that here..

#5^1 cdot 5^-5#

#5^(1 - 5)#

#5^-4#

#1/5^4 -> "Positive Exponent"#

#1/625#

Only positive exponent?

It can't be positive exponent cause it contains a negative exponent in the given question..

To make it a positive exponent is when the positive exponent value is greater than the negative exponent value..

The only positive exponent there is #rArr 1/5^4# which has a positive exponent of #4#