How do you write #5^-6# with positive exponents?
One of the laws of indices states:
We can see that when the base of
The same will happen if a base is moved from the denominator to the numerator.
This is better written in this form, rather than
This has nothing to do with the negative numbers like
#-5 or -8#on the number line!
- Only the base with the negative index is moved. All the other numbers and bases stay the same.