# What is 2 to the power -3?

##### 1 Answer

The answer is

#### Explanation:

Since your exponent is negative, you will have to make a fraction. To make the exponent even, you will make

Now that you have a fraction, and the exponent is no longer negative, you will keep

You can simplify the denominator.

*Also, #1# will always be the numerator when you are trying to simplify a number that has a negative exponent*.