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Write as a power with positive exponents

How to write negative exponents in positive exponents?

See the following examples.

Problems. Writing negative exponents in positive exponents

Problem 1: Write as a fraction with positive exponents then evaluate

9-5

Solution:

9-5 = 1 = 1
9559049

See Powers of 9.

Problem 2: Write as a fraction with positive exponents then evaluate

(-8)-5

Solution:

(-8)-5 = 1 = – 1
(-8)532768

See Powers of 8.

Problem 3: Write as a fraction with positive exponents then evaluate

(4-5)2

Solution:

(4-5)2 =
4-5 * 2
1 = 1
4101048576

See Powers of 4.

Problem 4: Write as a power with positive exponents then evaluate

(4-5)-2

Solution:

(4-5)-2 =
4-5 * (-2) =
410 = 1048576