# What is the value of the exponential expression 2^-4?

Jun 11, 2018

$\frac{1}{16}$

#### Explanation:

The key realization here is that we can make the negative exponent positive by bringing the whole expression to the denominator. We get

$\frac{1}{{2}^{4}}$

which simplifies to

$\frac{1}{16}$

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