How do you simplify and eliminate negative exponents?

What is the rule for negative exponents?

A negative exponent helps to show that a base is on the denominator side of the fraction line. In other words, the negative exponent rule tells us that a number with a negative exponent should be put to the denominator, and vice versa. For example, when you see x^-3, it actually stands for 1/x^3.

How do you get rid of a negative exponent in a fraction?

How do you get rid of a negative exponent 1?

Zero power rule: Any base raised to the power of zero becomes one. Negative exponent rule: To change a negative exponent to a positive one, flip it into a reciprocal.

What is 10 to the negative power of 2?

The absolute value of the exponent of the number –2, 2, denotes how many times to multiply the base (10), and the power’s minus sign stands for reciprocal. 10 to the power of minus 2 = 102 = 1 / 100.

What is anything to the power of negative 1?

The negative power will become just “1” once I move the base to the other side of the fraction line. Anything to the power 1 is just itself, so I’ll be able to drop this power once I’ve moved the base.

What is 0 to the power of negative 1?

Anything, even a negative number or an imaginary number, raised to the zero power, is equal to 1.

How do you solve 10 to the negative power?

What is the number of 0?

0 (zero) is a number, and the numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. It fulfills a central role in mathematics as the additive identity of the integers, real numbers, and many other algebraic structures.