# How do you write each number as a power of the given base: -8; base -2?

$- 8 = {\left(- 2\right)}^{\textcolor{red}{3}}$
(-2)^3 = (-2)xx(-2)(xx(-2)
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}} = \left(+ 4\right) \times \left(- 2\right)$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}} = - 8$